This is my post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. It's a group thought up by the ninja himself, Alex J. Cavanaugh. The group posts the first Wednesday of every month and is a wonderful way to support and get encouragement from and for your fellow writers. If you would like to join the group or see the other blogs that participate in it go HERE.
I've been on this journey now for two years. I've written two books, started two more, posted countless blog posts, and networked with the most amazing people.
I'm getting closer to where I want to be...published.
I've sent out a few rounds of query letters for the collab I wrote with the phenomenal Kelley Lynn. We got rejections and one revise and resubmit, but didn't bother me. Kelley and I are in it together.
But, now I've sent out two query letters for Awakened, my YA paranormal. Both these queries are for information. The agent either requests or tells you why they don't want it. I got the first one back and wasn't surprised by the response...
Nothing special. Didn't stand out.
I love my story and I think it's great, but there's this little voice in my head that keeps saying, 'What if there's nothing special about this. What if there's nothing to make it stand out.'
I used to think it was special. I used to think it was fabulous. Was that because it is or was that because I was naive?
So, does my story suck? Or just the voice in my head?