I guess this doesn't count as my break day for this week.
In other news, Alyssa Kirk (Teens Read and Write), a fabulous blogger, recently landed an agent, Michelle Wolfson, who also represents Kiersten White, author of Paranormalcy. Hearing this news got me excited, and made me realize what I am doing this all for.
But then I did something stupid. I went to Michelle Wolfson's website, which led me to go to other literary agents' sites. I was skimming through their submission guidelines, seeing which books were represented by which agents, and soon I was lost in it all.
And I shouldn't be doing any of that. I should finish a first draft, make that first draft into something awesome after TONS of editing and rewriting and crying and diet coke and coffee and candy, and THEN I will be to the point where I should even be THINKING of agents and all that garb.
So my advice for today is:
- Just write. Worry about everything else later. You're job is a writer, not a published author. Enjoy the freedom of having no deadlines or contracts. Some aren't that lucky.