Dull Roar

One of the challenges I am currently facing has nothing to do with too much work. In fact, it is the complete opposite. I have been going full-out with revisions and editing for the past several months, not to mention putting work out on Wattpad. Now that I have met a revision deadline, I’m suddenly without anything pressing. That may not sound like a bad thing, and in fact, it isn’t, but I’m feeling a little lost. I have plenty of things to work on, but nothing immediate. That is the problem. Rather than jumping into one of my other projects, I’m taking a break. Again, not a bad thing. Except, I’m letting myself relax too much. For me, the […]

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Get Published Episode 125 – Jake Bible & the Reveal of a Secret Project

http://media.blubrry.com/getpublished/p/www.michellplested.com/wp-content/uploads/GetPublished/GetPublished-Episode125.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSSA couple years ago, JR Murdock and I wrote a book together. The suggestion to do so came, as I’m finding many of my projects do, via Twitter. A mutual friend, DanDanTheArtMan said we should write together. I thought about the idea, liked it and approached JR about it. In short order we had a working plot hammered out and an idea of how to do it. We started the actual writing during NaNoWriMo of that year. The resulting draft needed a lot of work but we both knew we had something fun. Even better, we had both enjoyed the experience of writing together so we starting plotting a […]

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Ups and Downs

Being a writer seems to be full of ups and downs. Up – you just finished writing your book, which is brilliant. Down – you submit it to 243 different publishers and receive an impressive collection of rejections. Up – Publisher #244 asks you for a full submission of your manuscript Down – You get rejection #244 Up (eventually, maybe?) – You get a contract Down – you get your revisions and the number required is 582 revisions and half the manuscript scrapped. ….and so on. Why do we do this to ourselves? Glory? Fame? Not money (although that is a common misconception – i.e. that getting published will result in lots and LOTS of money). I know, for me, […]

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