While this subject line generally makes me think of the lottery pool, it has taken on a much bigger meaning for me today. I’m sure I have made you all painfully aware of the fact that I finally finished writing my first novel. Book number two is in the works and the idea for number three is a shimmering light in the distance.
I thought that the actual writing of the book was going to be the hardest part. And while it was a painstaking process, never having attempted to write a book before, the writing itself was a reward. The hardest part is convincing yourself that someone else may find your words exciting enough to take you on as a client and help to get you published.
I spent my day off today, a beautiful, sunny day, bound to my couch to finish editing my book for grammatical oversights and story continuity. I was just as excited to read the ending as if I were a first time reader and that got me even more excited. I was excited enough to send my first two query emails to potential agents…..and now I feel nauseous.
But like that lottery pool, you can’t win if you don’t play. I will never get published if I don’t try, and according to Yoda, there is no try, only do. So I did.
Now I can only hope that some unsuspecting agent finds an email from a small town Canadian girl with big ideas and gets just as excited to read it as I was to write it.