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Word for the Year

This year my word will be PERSISTENCE.

Why?

I need to be persistent in finishing my revisions on STEP STONE AWAY and send it out.

I need to be persistent in keeping the faith and know that dang it, I can write and I refuse to let naysayers try to tell me otherwise.

And that goes back to the whole querying thing...again. I will persistent on sending my story out even when the rejections start coming.

I will be persistent with writing my sequel to CROSSED OUT and not just put it to the side like I did a sequel to EARRINGS. **Taking an on-line class from RWA on writing in a male's POV might be fun too.

I will be persistent in doing PR on CROSSED OUT. Getting a book trailer made, booking a virtual booktour, trying to set up signings at local bookstores.

My biggest goal with the whole persistent thing is to keep going even when I don't think I measure up to those who already have agents. I just need to remember one agent's advice from last year:

It might not be this novel or even the second. But the third. Keep it up and be persistent.

Yes, that's the word for me!

Comments

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bbovenguy
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
When people ask me about how to become an author, I always tell them that persistence is the most important thing they need to have. Because it is.

I don't have an agent yet either, and I've got a lot of work to do in order to find one. The crummy economy is making things harder, too. We just have to hang in there.
fabulousfrock
Jan. 4th, 2009 07:49 pm (UTC)
I know its easy for me to say now, but we really never know when we're a heartbeat away from an agent or a book deal... Wishing you persistence and pay-off in the new year!
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tesana
Jan. 4th, 2009 09:33 pm (UTC)
tells your naysayers to shut up
pjhoover
Jan. 5th, 2009 02:34 am (UTC)
I think PERSISTENCE is a great word for the year!
You will totally succeed! I know it! Now off to do my SSA critique :)
hipwritermama
Jan. 8th, 2009 11:45 pm (UTC)
Great word, Kim! Here's to PERSISTENCE in the 30 Day Challenge!
kbaccellia
Jan. 9th, 2009 08:46 pm (UTC)
Can't wait to take part of the 30 Day Challenge! I'll check in on Monday! Oh, your word, resilence, is great too!
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