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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Those freaking query letters

When I sat down 12 years ago and decided that I was going to write my first fan-fiction I had no idea 10 years later, I would be writing a daggone book, but I am!! I also had know freaking idea that getting a book published would be like pulling teeth from a toothless man!!

Why didn't someone tell me this shit? I mean Stephen King, John Sanford, that Twilight woman, and that Harry Potter harlot makes it look so damn easy!! But I digress...

This new found information has caused me to wonder exactly how some of the Authors that I read or have read ever got published. Some of them are atrocious, but to be fair, most are really freaking great!!

Not only that, but with the caveats placed on these damn query letters, which had to be created by a woman while she was on her monthly, after her husband left her butt for his older, fatter, and uglier secretary, and during the time that the IRS was auditing her...

Okay, I lost my train of thought, but you get what I'm getting at if you've ever gotten one of those overly sweet rejection letters that go something like this, "That's really great work, but it just didn't excite me enough," or "We love where this is going, but it's just not right for us." Blah...blah shit! Let me digress one more time...

Now this blog isn't going to have anything to do with that infamous book, but I will be using this blog to take some of my frustrations out on the leviathan publishing companies, the anal retentive agencies, the dream stealing vanities, and the money hoarding PODs that promise you the world and deliver absolutely nothing.

Yes, yes, I will be throwing tantrums from time to time. After all, I'm only human.

I'm thinking that maybe if I get some of this stuff off my barely there chest, I'll be able to get some sleep at night or at the very least stop running my head against the same walls every other day!!

I'll also be posting some of my rejection letters here. I won't post the really nasty ones because those are what they are, but I'll post the ones where you just know Mr. or Ms. Agent was sitting there typing, deleting and typing some more until it sounded just nice enough, but not too nice, and had just enough rejection in it, but not enough to make a person want to slit his/her wrists.

Yeah, those are the ones I'm talking about.

Anyway, this is going to be my therapy session from time to time as I'm too poor to afford a real doctor and those pretentious ass agents are too uptight to give a girl a break!!


Please enjoy the ride and feel free to add your own stories of how 'the man' (those damn agents, vanities, PODs, and publishing companies) stuck it to you. Oh, and if I find anything that actually works in the anal little world of writing, I’ll post that too!!

Hey, it's all fair in love and war, right? So, it should be all fair in writing and publishing too!! Or have I just black-balled my invisible writing career?

-Just my two cents, which don’t appear to be worth a damn these days!!!


  1. YAY!! You are back!! I am so happy to see you updating your fanfictions!! I am really looking forward to your book!! It sounds amazing!!

    The new chapter of Heart's Landfill was incredible!!

    When I got the mail on my mailbox that you had updated I dropped everything to run and read my beloved story, but something went wrong on MediaMiner and the chapter is missing!

    Fortunately, I also have notification from and after realizing that there was no way I would find the new chapter on MM I flew to FF to look for it and found it there!

    It was amazing!! Kagome finally woke up!! YAY!! But I was sad to know that she had a mental breakdown; that was sad. I know PTSD is a hard thing to deal with.

    After I was robbed at gun point in front of my house while inside of my vehicle, it took me a long time before I could get back inside my car. I also remember that I was stopped at a light and people were just walking, crossing the street in front of me, but fir some reason, just seeing people approaching my car got me totally freaked out! I was in such a bad shape I had to pull over and get out of the car.It was really scary! So I understand that poor Kagome is dealing with so much more!! I just hope that this will be over soon for her!! Also, one thing that worries me is her lack of memory. I hope Inuyasha doesn't become a stranger for her!! After all that he has suffered, that would be devastating for our beloved Inu.

    Ayame was dumb and paid for it, but I am glad that she and Hakkaku are able to give a heads up to Inuyasha about what is to come, and that he and everyone else will be prepared for what Kouga is bringing to the party.

    Kikyo is bad news, but if she really loves Inuyasha as she claims to, she will leave him and Kagome alone and stop trying to rekindle something that was never meant to be. Hopefully Inu and his group will be able to help her get rid of Oni once and for all.

    Thank you for the holiday update!! Best gift of the holiday so far! I really look forward to news concerning your book, and new updates to HL!

    I am super happy that life is finally smiling up to you! After all you have suffered, you deserve to see the rainbow and enjoy some peace!

    Happy holidays to you and your loved ones! I hope that all your wishes will come true and that this coming year will bring times of endless happiness and joy!

    Thank you for everything, take care!

    Many hugs:

    Midnight Cat

  2. Yay!! Somebody actually replies to posts!!!

  3. Thanks so much, Midcat, for you support!!


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