Why is it all fun and games?

I know every writer on the planet yearns for an agent that understands them. Because once they have that, the three book deal from Little Brown, six figure advance, and million dollar movie contract is right around the corner, right?

Well, I beg you to consider this.

Right now, unagented writers have something those agented and/or published writers don't.


No time limit on finishing or editing your manuscript. No pressure for the book to do well on Amazon or hit the NYT bestseller list. No pressure for the second book to do better. No panic at the thought of all the things you worked for crumbling and becoming part of the midlist.

You see, the view from the bottom is the best because the only way you can go is up.

That's the main reason why it's all fun and games until someone gets an agent.

The second reason is much more juvenile.

I have dirty habit of (every now and then, honest) reading other writers notes on blogs and boards squealing over how they got a request for a full, or an agent, or a book contract, and I'm happy for them, really.

Only a little jealous. Like, maybe 90% happy and 10% jealous.

Ok, more like 80%-20%.

And I know it's ridiculous, because I'm not even querying right now, so there's no reason for me to feel like "Hey, why not me?!" when I haven't even sent anything out yet.

But that's one of the truths of being human. We always want what we don't have right now, and then once we get it we still won't be satisfied. (But hey, at least I can admit it, right?)
The purpose of this blog is to give information to other struggling writers about writing, the technicalities and the whole process because I've been there. I am there. And I would like to share all of the things I've learned along the way to hopefully help someone in need. (And then I get to read about their successes and feel 70% happy for them and 30% jealous).

So there you go, that's why it's all fun and games until someone gets an agent. I hope you will stick around and learn a little about writing and follow along with the ups and downs of this writer's journey.