ISBW #317 – Feedback

In this show we cover what to do at each milestone of rejections. There is no maximum number of rejections you can get before you should stop writing. But you should mark the milestones regardless:

  • 100 rejections: Go to Google and search for your favorite author and see if you can find how many rejections THEY got before they had a sale. This will also test your Google skills, as the search may be difficult. Learn about JK Rowling’s homelessness, etc.
  • 200 rejections: Send a favorite author an email. Ask for an atta-girl/boy. Or if that scares you, tweet @MykeCole (who may also be your favorite author!) and say you need encouragement. He will deliver. Or heck, tweet at me – @mightymur.
  • 300 rejections: Join a writer’s group. If you can’t find one, create one at your local library.
  • 400 rejections: Go to your vineyard’s* website and order a cheap bottle of wine to feel sorry for yourself, and order the most expensive bottle you can because you are a damn working writer and deserve to be rewarded for it.
  • 500 rejections: start a betting pool to see how many rejections you will gather before you get a sale. [may be illegal in your state]
  • 600 rejections: Start your own podcast.

* I know wine isn’t everyone’s thing. Consider chocolate, or potato chips, or coffee. Whatever decadence you enjoy.




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ISBW #306 – Huge Feedback Show #2

Catching up on feedback! Show notes below.

Watch Twitter – @mightymur – if you want to do a meetup at WorldCon! Once I get a lay of the land, I’ll set something up.

ISBW #274 – Feedback

When I get to the feedback questions in a timely manner, the shows are a lot shorter!

How to find a literary agent:

And also: Elizabeth Bear on auctorial constructs.

ISBW #267: Feedback

I’m so sorry. So so sorry. I recorded this and edited it before Thanksgiving and… forgot to post it. It’s been a bad month, incidentally. Here are feedbacks for you. Meta cast tomorrow. Happy NaNoWriMo ending!

Bigger apologies since the Obsolete Press deadline is today. *hides in a hole*

 

 

ISBW #264 – Feedback – I HAVE RETURNED

photo by motyka_sfa – BY NC

I’ve returned with a feedback show I recorded in September before my online world fell apart. I’ll have another one for you tomorrow!

I’m also doing NaNoWriMo, and am working on a blog post, but the site is down (as it is every Nov. 1) so that might not go up till tomorrow. Still! Wordcount for today needs to be 1667! Get to it!)