“Let Go of the Old; Put OOMPH into the New (PubSub3rdFri)” by Joan Y. Edwards
Dear Pub Subbers,
Keep the faith in you and your story. Let go of the old version and put OOMPH into the new version.
Negative Feedback can be an earthquake when you thought your manuscript was on solid ground. It’s like a baseball shattering the plate-glass window in front of your favorite character. You swore you weren’t going to take anything personally. But, the fact is, you did. So now what are you going to do? Have a memorial service for the old version. Let it go. Accept your tears, clinched fists, and headaches. Cry. Shed tears. Pray. Release them all. Appreciate the old story for bringing you to a new place.
Revise and Put OOMPH into a new version.
FOCUS and Embrace all the OOMPH possibilities of character, plot, and setting that you can drop into your story to make it shine. Celebrate where you are now. Believe that you can and will write a new powerful rendition that you will like even better than the old one. Rekindle your writing spirit. Read best-selling works similar to yours. Study craft books. Be thankful. Motivate yourself. Imagine. Create. Write.
In a kiln, pottery changes into something more beautiful, waterproof, and stronger. In the kiln of your imagination, your story becomes better, stronger, and highly marketable. When it’s ready, send your new version to a publisher, agent, or contest. Envision a copy of your published book in your hand. Imagine dancing with it all night long. Keep the faith in your story. Your faith in yourself and your writing will take it to a wonderful version that will take you to publication.
Send it off. Rejoice.
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Never Give Up
Joan Y. Edwards
Copyright © 2011 Joan Y. Edwards
Please note: This is a revision of the “Bury the Old” August PubSub blog post. It was too-oo-0 sad.LOL
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