A lot has happened within the past few months; revisions, run-ins with crazy editors, insight, helpful criticism, and drama. Lots of drama.
Over the past couple of months I’ve talked with different authors and editors. All of their advice was the same; “learn your craft.” As most of you know earlier this year I sent my book into a dozen agencies, and as you know I was rejected by every last one. So I asked a few editors for their opinion on my work, most of them were not helpful but I found one who actually was honest and very helpful. This editor confirmed what a few other authors were telling me; “learn and work on your craft.” So I’ve decided to start from scratch.
I want to study the craft of writing, work on my craft, and then begin to rebuild my story; of course this will involve completely ripping Jenny Mac apart, and building from the ground up.
I’ve learned that this is a HUGE part of being a writer and that it’s also a huge part of the writing process. This isn’t going to be easy, but in the end I feel like fixing these issues with my craft will end with great results. As I build my craft up I’ll be posting some short stories here and there, and I’ll of course share what I’ve learned to all of you new or struggling writers out there.
I feel good about this and I wish that I would’ve come to this point a hell of a lot sooner, but oh well, the point is that I’ve got to this point and I’m willing to do what I need to do.