Laura Preble, kick-ass she of the fat Tuesday

Things are going round and round in my head....

I have three books published: QUEEN GEEK SOCIAL CLUB, QUEEN GEEKS IN LOVE, and PROM QUEEN GEEKS. I got really lucky with those three, and thought I had the start of a writing career. Since then, however, it has become abundantly clear that very few people really care about what I write, and those who did like the Queen Geek books moved on when nothing else came out soon after. I have several completed novels that I think are very good. Most other people a) don’t want to bother to read them or b) read one page and decide they’d rather watch wrestling on the Syfy channel.  I am an inveterate negative person. I have tried to be more positive. It gives me a rash and a headache, so I’m just going to go with what feels right. I am grateful for my kids, my husband, my job, my cat, my house, and people who care about me like my family. I am almost fifty, and sort of wonder what I’m going to do with the rest of my life if my writing thing tanks, which it appears to be doing. Maybe it’s God’s way of telling me to take up needlepoint. Or shark fishing. Or carpentry. Or chicken farming. Or fingerpainting. Why is God so vague? I really wish he had facebook.

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Becky
    Sep 07, 2010 @ 03:04:40

    God is vague, isn’t she. I keep asking for help to study. All I get is yeast infections and pimples on my………well let’s just say it’s no damn fun. Motivation and audience both seem to be on serious hold by the universe lately maybe it is this recession? I don’t know? I know lots of people who seem to be in a growth pain phase. It sure hurts or at least it is frustrating. I hope it shifts soon.

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  2. Ron Goetz
    Nov 20, 2010 @ 10:45:03

    Tonight seems to be my time acquaint myself with your blog!

    I’ve been procrastinating on making some final additions to my book. I’ve got them all sketched out, and know exactly, or almost exactly, how to refine and clarify my thesis.

    I’m thinking of submitting it to a publisher. I have sent out many, many PDF copies gratis, many requested, the vast majority unsolicited. I’ve gotten a few wonderful replies, but many more hostile responses, which is understandable. But mainly I’ve gotten silence.

    I don’t think procrastination is the same as writer’s block, which both differ from discouragement.

    The important question is, Can we make a difference?

    Remember Byron, Shelley, and Keats? How about Iran, Iraq, and North Korea?

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