Thursday, February 16, 2012

Back in the loop

Hello all!
It would be understatement to say it's been a while, and I apologize to all my blogging friends for having neglected you for....however long it has been.  (I honestly don't know!)  The good news is, I'm hoping to keep you in the loop with everything.  Since that's my job and the mission of this blog, I'll do my best to explain where I've been since I last posted.

To no surprise, this book to the left has become quite a dilemma to tend to.  For a time I was searching for a professional editor, but unfortunately at the moment it is too costly for me to afford.  With that in mind, I've had to abandon that hope and return to my original idea: Finding an agent.
I have the final edits set up for my book.  Now the trouble is actually working through them (from the "editing" document to the "final" document).  It's a lengthy procedure, but if you're a writer I don't need to tell you that for you to know what I'm talking about.  Editing has been severely bothersome.  I'll admit I have been somewhat neglecting it over the past couple of weeks, but I promise you in my mind there is nothing nearly as important as this.  (Well, besides living my life, but this is a part of that so you get the point.)

Often, as a writer, I'm asked about how many rejections I receive.  I'll admit to you right now that it isn't pretty.  All of the agents I emailed last year have either a) rejected the book or b) never responded.  As devastating as this is for me, I've forced myself to bear it.  (Mind you I'm not exactly grinning while bearing this burden.)
My hope is that once the final revisions are complete I can query agents and publishers again.  At the moment I know of two publishers at the top of my list who sounded perfect for my book.  Before I send anything out to them, though, I want to make sure I have everything polished, all my T's crossed, and all my I's dotted.  Then and only then will I return to querying.

During the time when I'm not working on some aspect of my book, I've been focusing on school and just life in general.  I'm awaiting an acceptance from University of Maryland Baltimore County and scholarship money.  UMBC is my first choice for colleges, but if that doesn't work out it looks like I'll be joining the University of Notre Dame (seeing as they've accepted me).

If you have any free time, I'd love for you to take a look at Cursed with Power.  It's been coming along, and trust me it's much further than it was a year ago when I started writing it.  Hopefully by March I'll be querying.  Thanks to everyone for the ongoing support!
Lindsey R. Sablowski

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