Wednesday, 21 March 2007
First I woke up drenched in cold sweat and freezing. What the heck did I dream? I couldn't remember.
Work was not improving my mood, but well...
Then after work I tried to get some money from ATM and what did it say? "You card's broken". Thanks to my
Mom for paying my hair cut later on...
So I went out without money - only had a few coins left - and went to the supermarket to at least buy toast and cheese. And got some nice strawberries - for my sister and my soul.
It was raining lightly but the kind that still gets you wet in minutes. And I couldn't use my umbrella, because I had to carry my purchase. Until I got to my sister's I was drenched, had frozen fingers (the weather is very crappy too at the moment, very cold in the mornings, cold in the afternoon, windy and rainy) but was too warm in general because of my heavy coat and thick boots.
So when I finally got to my godfather's house for my haircut I was ready to quit it for the day, but as I mentioned my Mom paid the haircut and I got a nice cup of tea. Tea helps with everything and I was feeling much restored afterwards.
So now I'm getting this outta my system and ready for bed.
G'night te ye
Thursday, 15 March 2007
Wednesday, 14 March 2007
I spent some time reading the entries on rejectioncollection.com yesterday evening and was appalled at how stupid and rude some of the agents are. Are they only interested in their own success? What about ideology? That the soul of the author is in his/her book(s)? Doesn't count for some obviously...
And I was asking myself, could something like this happen to me when I finished my WIP and planned to publish it?
Well, there are not many people engaged in the agent business here in Germany, and as far as I've learned so far, authors usually contact publishers directly.
But who knows how the situation will be in, say, 10 years?
However stupidity is international I think, and you would meet stupid and nice agents everywhere. Any many (successful) authors have plainly found someone that dedicates their time and patience and what not for those books.
Monday, 12 March 2007
Why's it called "She never saw..."? She has no idea.
When I was about to post a snippet of said WIP I was thinking about a working title I could give it, and "She never saw..." suddenly came up.
It has nothing to do with the story as far as I know at the moment. But who knows? Stranger things have happened...
Oh hoho, tough question...
But I'll start with the basics:
Age: 23 at the moment; birthday's on 19 August 1983
Hobbies: Reading (lots!!), writing (not nearly as much as I wish), listening to music
For those who are interested: I started writing stories when I learned to read and write (at the age of 7) and always have since then. Never anything for the public eye (including family), but for about three years now, I have written things down that I myself like much more and that in a way fit together (meaning, they could perhaps end in a novel length story).
I've joined the Books and Writers Community at Compuserve and as there are so many nice, caring, encouraging, inspiring, creative and helpful people there, I became bold and posted a few snippets over there. They'll probably find their way here too, sooner or later.
Ok, I started this blog to talk about my progress with my current WIP. But I'll probably rant about everything else nevertheless.