Welcome to Following the Whispers blog
Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. Hope you enjoy your stay. I blog here whenever I feel the need. This blog was created at the time my memoir came out, in February, 2009. Its motto was: creating a life of inner peace and self-acceptance from the depths of despair. Now, my focus is sharing this journey we call life.
“Only one thing is more frightening than speaking your truth, and that is not speaking it.” Naomi Wolf
“We are called human beings, not human doings.” Wes Nisker, Buddhist teacher
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs…(And) if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly.” Theodore Roosevelt
Monday, September 1, 2014
Monday Musings: Acceptance
With my novel, as I near completion of revisions and final edits, I am leaning towards small press or self-publishing. At my age, I don't think I have the time or patience to play the waiting game with sending out a query, waiting for response, perhaps being asked for a partial, waiting more months, perhaps being asked for a full manuscript, waiting a few more months, then either getting rejected or being asked to re-write. At some point way down the line, an agent might accept me and then comes another waiting game as they approach publishers. I would love to be traditionally published. But is it the way for me to go? I'm still not 100% sure but I am leaning strongly towards "I don't think so."