A writer friend and I went to the Northwest Christian Writer’s Renewal last weekend. It conflicted with my blogging day, so that is my excuse for such sporadic blog posts this week. We had a great time! Got to listen to Brandilyn Collins lecture on suspense writing and pitch our stories to editors and agents. I pitched to 2 different editors. One said that if I made my protagonist older she would look at a proposal. Her house doesn’t do YA. The other editor asked me to send him a proposal. A short synopsis and 3-5 sample chapters! Wahoooo!
I had my most relaxed, enjoyable conference experience yet. Not including watching “Wolverine” with my lovely sister last year of course. I pitched better than ever and didn’t burst into spasms or fall on my knees clutching at the editor begging him to “please please buy my manuscript” or anything.
The reason for my cool head and suave pitching…I think I’ve given up. I have come to the point where I accept the fact that this story, which I toiled at for 5+ years, may well never see publication. And I’m ok with that…finally. I’m working on a new story, a better story, and my heart can at last stand a little rejection.