Posts Tagged ‘Writers Block’

CTRWA Fiction Fest 2012

So I did it. I pitched my second novel to five agents at the CTRWA Fiction Fest yesterday. All of the agents were not only professional but so kind.

I’ve worked with agents before but only in a casual way and heavens, never pitched to them.

After 5 years of writer’s block I got over it with my first Steampunk novel, written during NaNoWriMo and then with this current novel.

So I pitched an unheard of sub-genre in Steampunk and 3 agents asked for full manuscripts and 2 asked for partials. So yep, by RWA standards I’m a PRO and by my standards I’ve succeeded by moving past my block. I’ve succeeded in allowing people to read my work. I’ve succeeded in taking critiquing of my work and using what works and leave the rest and not taking it personally.

Everything after this moment is just gravy.