Tuesday, 29 November 2011

Writer’s Ramble—Kurt Chambers

Man! I’m in limbo! Well, that’s the way it seems sometimes. Right now, I’m in the middle of a submission campaign. Waiting, waiting, waiting!!! That’s all my life seems to consist of right now. It’s just dangling at the mercy of others. Will they? Won’t they? Will I even hear from them again? It’s the most frustrating thing in the world when you consider the percentage of how many of them will be a yes. The statistics stand at a staggering 100% no at the moment. haha!! That’s not the most encouraging set of statistics in the world, and is enough to make even the most hardened optimist steer towards the cynical side of life.

But all is not lost! There is always hope. That 0.00001% still lurks in the background, waiting to jump out on you when you least expect it! So, what will I do? Well, keep waiting will be first on my list. In the meantime, I have tons of editing to do. And reviews. Being the moderator of the Young Adult Novel Workshop helps keep me busy. Did I mention real life? *Grin* I have several other novels that need to be written. I’ve just decided to scrap the novel I’m working on at the moment for personal reasons. I wanted to write a book four to my Truth Teller series, my baby, but as I stand little chance of getting the first three books published any time in the near future, I will put this aside for now. This story was such a big part of my life for so many years, but I think it's finally come to an end. It's time to move on to something new.

It’s nearly the end of the year. My goal this year was to finish my newest novel, Unknown Reality, and bring it to a publishable standard. My aim was to get it submitted before the end of the year, and I have achieved that. Go me! Hehe!! I wonder what next year will have in store for me J

Did you do set yourself any writing goals for this year? I would love to hear them.


  1. Waiting is hard, but keep trying! Looking forward to see what your next book will be. :)

    My goal #1 is to finish my MG novel and start submitting. Still working on it. I still have one month, right? Two more chapters to go!

  2. You can do it, Annie! :) It's going to be tight though hehe!!

  3. Waiting is hard... I'm in the middle of it too... I'm writing a new novel to get my mind off it.. but so true... it's always there at the back of our minds...:)

  4. I think I only have one agent, possibly two, left to reply, then it's back to the drawing board!

    I hope you are successful, my dear friend :) You're on a roll at the moment with the promotion and all. Go Tania, go Tania!! *waves pom-poms*

  5. Congratulations on finishing your novel and submitting it. The best advice I ever heard to weather the waiting period is to start working on something new. After all, it's a long wait time. I have a bunch of things on submission now while I work on a rewrite of my MG novel.

  6. Thank you, Elizabeth :) Yes, that's great advice. I also have so much rewriting on my other novels too. So much to do, so little time lol I often wonder where I'll find the time to write.