Your writing shows promise, but I am not in love with this manuscript the way I need to be to move forward. For this reason, I am going to pass.


While I appreciated the chance to read, I’m afraid I’m not connecting as much as I’d need to in order to feel like the right match.


It’s cute but just doesn’t feel fresh enough.


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Not a TKO, but I’m feeling a bit woozy, to say the least.

So I should just hang it up. I get it. It seems to be the general consensus from those three agents.

Right.  Probably should. Who’d miss me if I left the party ( the writing one) now? Not them, for sure.

I mean I have my students and creating tactual books, and high contrast targets (they are visually impaired and some are blind) that get them interested in learning does take a good amount of time and creative energy. I enjoy it and its fulfilling. Why ask for more?


That’s where I was at this week- but story ideas kept following me-I’d try to shake them off- lose them- but still they popped up- and I thought well maybe I’ll try again- but the definition of insanity was tapping on my consciousness.

You know the one- Insanity: doing something over and over again and expecting a different outcome.

“Are you sure you want to do  this?” I imagined it (the definition) asking. Yep, I was starting to lose it…

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And then I read kaylaann’s post https://kaylaannauthor.wordpress.com/2018/07/11/author-tip-101-never-stop/

where she wrote-

Being an author means never giving up and never stopping.

Thanks Kaylaann, I’m not insane, I’m a writer.

I feel better now.




4 thoughts on “Ouch!”

  1. I have the feeling I’m going to need this reminder soon. Polishing my query now and then agents…here…I…come.


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