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I am sorry, but bad news...

Post  Press2000 on Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:18 am

After a few days of thought, I finally picked out a publisher for my story as some of you may already know. To my dismay, when I went to their web site to see about submitting my manuscript, it stated I needed an agent. I told my mom, and she agreed, adding the fact that I would also need an editor.

This has set me back a great deal and made me stop dreaming. I am sorry to say, I'm giving up my writing career. I have life to catch up with, and almost my entire life's worth of maturity to fix. Please understand this situation.

Sincerely,
~Press~
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Post  Shining Darkness on Tue Mar 18, 2008 9:43 am

Hmm. I dunno how to say this, so i'll just say it at the risk of possibly getting the wrong message across..

I have no clue how that must feel, mainly because nothing like it has ever happened to me. However, i do imagine that you must feel terrible... empty. So, here's some advice.... dunno if it will help much though.

Try to think about things besides being unable to become a writer. Thinking about it will most likely prolong the feeling. However, if you think about other things that interest you, chances are you won't feel as bad, or at least not as bad for as long.

Hope that helps!

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Post  weirdiswhatilike on Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:13 am

No press!!!

You are an amazing writer and you should never give up on your dream!!!
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Post  CottonCandy on Wed Mar 19, 2008 2:16 am

Press... I'm speechless... I'm really not sure what to say, but you should still work at your dream!! Don't give up!! Please... You make me so happy...
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Post  Press2000 on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:26 am

*shakes head* I'm sorry, but maybe I wasn't meant to write.
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Post  CottonCandy on Wed Mar 19, 2008 7:52 am

Not meant to write? ... -.-;; Today is not going over well...
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Post  Shining Darkness on Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:28 am

Wierd and CC have a good point. You can become a writer, even if it requires some work. You have talent, and you should use it! Just because it requires more work than you expected to become a writer doesn't mean you shouldn't.

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Post  Press2000 on Thu Mar 20, 2008 4:38 am

.....Lets take it this way. You've spent 6 months on a school project and you're all excited because you're in a contest and you could win $10,000 for just third place. So you tell your parents about it and they say "You cant go because we're busy that day so no one's going to be able to drive you."

Would you keep trying at this, or would you just rather let it drop since you know you'll never get there?
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Post  Cleston on Thu Mar 20, 2008 7:25 am

well i think you should be your own agent or what ever but when you are famous remeber us here in weirdland Very Happy
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Post  CottonCandy on Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:04 am

I'd find someone else who could drive me! There's always other ways... That's just like the either/or rule in Logic. There aren't just two options, you're always open to multiple@
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Post  Press2000 on Thu Mar 20, 2008 8:14 am

I dont have multiple choice. I either get published, or I don't. And I will NOT do online publishers or self publishers. I want a REAL company. But I don't have to money, and I have no idea how to even hire and agent. Let alone an editor.

The fist thing I ever worried about after I finished this story, was money. Now it all ends with the same thing; money. If I want to be published by summer break (June) to get money for a trip to see my BF (Long distance relationship, yeah, get over it.) I would be more successful baby-sitting.
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Post  weirdiswhatilike on Sat Mar 22, 2008 3:00 pm

Please don't give up press!!!
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Post  Cleston on Sun Mar 23, 2008 9:42 am

yeah just send/give them a sample and ask them to sign you and if they dont there are always other opctions but have a few friends read and edit first maybe a parent if they dont mind like CC said more than one opction
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Post  Dreamer on Sun Mar 23, 2008 1:21 pm

wait no!!!! you can't quit!!! you're way too good to quit!!!!
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Post  Press2000 on Mon Mar 24, 2008 1:10 am

oh man....I got scared back into writing.

A) I had this creativity overload and ended up going practically insane at the dinner table in front of my family.

B) I remembered I sent an email out to my entire family that lives around the country about what I was going to do.

C) my parents would think it's strange that one day I'm writing and the next I'm not even talking right.

D) my friend from London said she was going to hunt, stalk then tackle me until I started writing again. pale More afraid of this point than any other...Cause I'm in america...and she tackles her own BF....*shivers* thank her I guess.
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Re: I am sorry, but bad news...

Post  Cleston on Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:24 am

good now when you get published send us one right
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Post  Press2000 on Tue Mar 25, 2008 4:41 am

lol. you got to read the one in progress. you want the finished one, you buy it. Smile
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Post  Cleston on Tue Mar 25, 2008 8:58 am

ok darn oh well to bad try looking at Barnes and Noble im sure they would sponser you
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Post  Press2000 on Tue Mar 25, 2008 10:49 am

they'd better. *punches palm* Working too d***ed hard to be turned down.
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Post  Cleston on Wed Mar 26, 2008 8:22 am

hopefully *crosses fingers*
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Post  CottonCandy on Mon Mar 31, 2008 6:43 am

lol. Press, I love your friend!! She's too amazing!!
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Post  Cleston on Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:56 am

one word well 2 question mark ??????
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Post  Press2000 on Sun Apr 06, 2008 6:57 am

Cleston wrote:one word well 2 question mark ??????

huh?
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Post  Dreamer on Sun Apr 06, 2008 7:00 am

ya i agree, that makes no sense at all. confused
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Post  Shining Darkness on Sun Apr 06, 2008 9:25 am

i understand, but barely.. my interpretation is...

one word - he has one word to say about what was said.

well two - he actually has two..

question mark - what he has to say



Question mark meaning he doesn't understand what you said dreamer.


Not sure if im correct though.

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