Monday, January 24, 2011

Helplessly hoping

Still waiting. STILL waiting. The book is with my editor after the third rewrite. I sent it to her in November. She says she'll be ready for me by the end of this week. This will be the final edit and then I'll send it back to my agent. And all this time I'm supposed to be "building my platform" - a darling phrase of the publishing industry meaning I'm supposed to be busy creating an audience for my book.

How do you create hoopla for something that doesn't exist? How am I supposed to get other people exited about something I'm not even sure is going to happen? It's hard enough keeping my own passion alive.

That's why I haven't been blogging. I'm starting to feel like a fraud. Like the person who's always talking about the great things they're going to do, but they never actually DO anything. Pretty soon, you quit listening.

Anyway, I've been doing this to pass the time.

1 comment:

  1. Absolutely amazing...I wish I had the way with words that you do so I could tell you how much this blog has touched me. Absolutely amazing Kim...thank you for sharing.
    ~Missy B.