The sting of rejection…is not so bad

Well, it finally happened, dear reader. my first official rejection. I have submitted my novel twice to publishers' Open Submissions, which is basically submitting to the 'slush pile' and just never heard anything. For all I know it was never even glanced at. Earlier this year I submitted it to a publisher and an agent, … Continue reading The sting of rejection…is not so bad

When is re-writing not re-writing?

Every how-to book on writing says it: writing is re-writing. Meaning the real art is in the revisions. Writing folklore abounds with the mythology of the masterpiece that flows in perfect form from the nib of the pen and that was a huge mental hurdle for me for ages. I figured the fact it didn't … Continue reading When is re-writing not re-writing?

Curse you, Inner Critic!

I had an epiphany today. I've been down for a few days and struggling to make any progress with my writing. I pitched my screenplay project to producers and agents at the London Screenwriter's Festival last month. To my utter delight, I was asked to submit it to a few people. It felt like an … Continue reading Curse you, Inner Critic!