Angie Azur is a YA Sci-fi Writer.
Writer for PALEO Magazine.
Former Intern at the Andrea Brown Literary Agency.
SCBWI & COWG Member.


Sunday, March 15, 2015

IT'S BEEN FAR TOO LONG


                                              Hello fellow writers.

I've been away from my blog since December 2nd. The biggest reason is I needed to focus on the book I am writing. 







I had 15 requests from agents, but in the end 13 of those rejected it after reading and the other 2 have gone silent.









There is something wrong -- mostly in the middle -- where many manuscripts get sick. I have been doctoring mine and will show you what I've been doing in future posts. What I've learned about revising, these past 3 months, is worth it's weight in ink!




I have also moved twice in the past 10 months - needless to say the Boxes, Boxes, Boxes and mounds of Boxes took over my life. Packing, unpacking, packing, unpacking --- I truly thought I was in a nightmare because I could not find my manuscript notes, or the books I use when writing. 




I had crazy thoughts about the moving company and theft of boxes of books. Like anyone would take them….but of course in my head there was a conspiracy to kill my novel.





Turns out they were in the LAST box I unpacked. Of course they were.

Today --- I unpacked the LAST LAST box in the house!!!!! 


Now I am free from clutter, free from the pressure of boxes, and I have my manuscript on note cards up on a bulletin board, I can get back to the lovely blog. 





I have some great posts coming up that will help guide you through tough revisions ---  and even tougher rejections. We will do this together!










Oh - and I almost forgot to give a shout out to my 5 amazing students at Seven Peaks Middle School. I am teaching a writing elective there called Author a Book. I will showcase the classes I prepare and if they agree --- some of their work.






So - looking forward to a productive 2015.






I hope you will join me on the quest to publication and my launch into teaching writing!

2 comments:

  1. Congrats on getting everything unpacked. I'm pretty sure I have some boxes I haven't unpacked from my last move 12 years ago, and now I'm thinking of moving again. Happy revisions. I have my own to get to work on.

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    1. Thanks Rosi! I'm glad to be back to my blog ---I hate boxes!!! Where are you moving to?

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