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Friday, May 28, 2010

Some call it slums some call it nice!

Firstly I have been out from the blogosphere for nearly a week and I have an explanation! I was not just slacking. Last week and weekend I went on a great vacation to Calgary and as I rented a small cottage in a forest area I found that I had more inspiration than ever. If you didn't yet do a writing vacation out in nature it's worth the try!

Secondly, I have 37 followers! Thanks to all who are interested enough to read my blog. Once I reach 100 followers I have a friend who works in the publishing industry (To be specific Penguin). He isn't an editor or one of the major heads that can really get your book published but he knows enough about the business and has offered to critique three winning queries. So help me get there and the contest will be up!

Now to the topic. I was listening to a song called Welcome to Paradise by Green Day and while its not at all about writing some of the lyrics just struck me. Just like some area's of living (in the song) people opinioned on "Some call it slums some call it nice" I believe that goes to writing as well. Hell, sometimes rejections just might be because the editor/agent doesn't like the idea. I mean we are not all the same and that's what makes the world such a great variety. So tell me what you guys think and have a great weekend!


  1. Welcome back!

    We are not all the same...that what makes the agents job so hard or easy (depending on the person). It's a tough gig hand's down.

    Can't wait until you reach the magical 100!!


  2. Glad you back. Sounds like you had a great vacation though.

    Looking forward to your 100 follower contest too.

  3. Thanks Lindsay! Can't wait myself lol!

  4. I'm so jealous of your writing vacation...I have vacations planned but none are writing vacations. I'll be running around more than relaxing!

  5. Welcome back!
    Good luck catching up! I just got back from a ten day disconnect, and am currently gleefully slogging my way through 600+ posts.
    Couldn't comment on editor rejections. Not my bag.
    But it does seem to me that there are a lot factors behind every decision we make, and I would expect that to be just as true for an editor. I suspect editors will knowingly turn down good books because they already have something similar on their roster, because the market trend isn't currently interested in the nature of the hook, etc. The possibilities are limitless.

  6. Hello - I'm new to your blog, and I'm glad I found it on the day you came back :)

  7. Alesa - Totally agree!

    Writing Nut - Thanks!