Please Just Give Me The Answer!

So… hiya all sorry its been a while again, my life seems to be morphing into one thing after another recently.

Today I am going to be talking about how hard it is to get into the Author game and how its seems you write and write but yet then, once you submit your work to either literary Agents or Publisher, it feels as if you are sat forever waiting for the answer of no, to arrive by that gloomy email saying “Thanks but no thanks.

And Guys, to be honest that is about all it does say most of the time.

I think that is the hardest thing about trying to write for a living the knock backs, you have to have a thick skin, if only Agents and Publishers would give feedback on why it hasn’t hit the mark this time.

It leaves you asking yourself:

  1. Is it not current enough?
  2. Does it lack detail?
  3. Is it too long/short
  4. Does it not flow like it should?

It leaves you feeling like you have been told no then the door is just shut in your face again! You feel you can never make the corrections you need to, to succeed.

My goodness, ouch! its hard to swallow, however like I said you just pick yourself up dust yourself off and submit again, its the waiting that makes it the hardest thing for me, as you just want to move on and submit somewhere else.

If I had just five minutes for a chat with that person, they probably would and could tell me everything that is rubbish and what to do to make it right. However, you never get that opportunity.

Once I received an email, which nicely said..

Dear Emma 

We absolutely love your book, with your cute characters and fabulous moral of the story endings. A Fantastic read, for any child, however we can’t take forward your submission right now as we have filled our picture book section for this year sadly. 

However as we loved it so much we would love to receive, the same submission again on our next Children’s Submissions Date.

Kind Regards

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However so that email took six months to get to me after submission, as they take Unsolicited Manuscripts and majority don’t anymore so as you can imagine they receive thousands .

After re-submitting as requested and waiting a further six months .

I received this email.

 

Thanks for your Children’s Book Submission to **********.

Sorry it hasn’t been successful this time.

Kind Regards

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Wow … Talk about gutted! it didn’t even have my name on it. Take into consideration at this point that is a full 12 months on wards from that first hopeful submission and at six months how much they loved it and requested I resubmit.

So welcome to the hard world of writing for a living, however it doesn’t deter me I just write more and more books, I am building a phenomenal collection. I am determined to be the next J.K.Rowling, so now I hear you laughing at this point saying:

“OK Emma, that’s an unreachable goal”

However is it an unreachable goal really? Am I kidding myself? Do you know what at this point in time, I do not know what the future has in store!

All I know is that I am determined, J.K.Rowling also to was rejected many times as where many famous authors. I know I ask myself how on earth could the publishers not see the magic, ( See what I did there LOL) in the Harry Potter Books and if that is the case there is definitely hope for us all!

Thanks for reading,

Until the Next Blog

Em XX

 

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How A Creative Person Can Make Your Business! 

So hey all sorry it’s been a few weeks again since I last posted, the summer holidays are killing me..

However back for todays blog about How and Creative Person Can Make Your Business a success.. Now I know you’re all probably rolling your eyes and saying..

“God this girl, has got a serious love for all those who are creative” to be honest you are all probably right, I myself as you probably are aware by now, am also a creative person, this is how I can say that a creative person can make your business a success and this why ..

Running your business is great if you’re a sensible type, if you have your head screwed on plus are great with the number/stats side of the business, this is definitely a really important trait to have to keep your business afloat. However having someones creative input can take you to another level in your industry.

I personally feel you need two types of people in a business..

  1. The Level Head ( Mainly the Academic Type of Person)
  2. The Dreamer ( The Creative, Eccentric Type)

The amount of successful businesses, who I know that run this way is unbelievable. The one that pushes forward bringing new exciting things into the business but always running alongside the person that pulls their head out of the clouds when its going to far.

If I was to ask you two questions, if you can answer them with a yes, then you know your answer…

  1. Are you frustrated that you are running out of ideas to take your business to the next level? 
  2. Has your business ground to an uninspiring halt, where thinking out the box would be beneficial ?  

Answer … Yes & Yes…?? 

Ok…. So we come back to the title of my blog, I promise you if you are missing something in your business and can’t decide what it is, then employ and eccentric, creative type and your business will be made into the type of business you have always dreamed of.

 

When the two worlds collide The Academic and The Creative it can create beautiful things…  working together can be fantastic and I assure you will be surprised at what you can achieve.

Please give it a try and let me know how you get on …

Until the next blog, go and create business harmony.

Em x

 

 

 

***** These are my opinions and my opinions only, I am not a professional business coach  ******

 

What Inspires Me…

So… Lately I have been asked by my readers..

“What inspires me to write my blogs ?”

“Why I have become the type of Blogger I have?”

Emma Durrant - Durrant's  Divulging Lifestyle Blogger

In my thinking pose…..LOL

Pause for thought ... The answer to that question is quite simple I suppose, that I have naturally fallen  into this! I don’t always write on subject matters that some bloggers in this genre write about, sometimes wander off into my own little version of a Lifestyle Blogger but I kind of feel that’s ok! Often I will say to new bloggers-

“Be Your Own Person”

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Are you Materialistic?- I think that’s a Yes!

 

 

So …. Have you ever realised how in our life, the material things we own becomes a Must rather than a Privilege and something you can’t live without ?

I  in conversations in the past about money, forever heard myself saying …

“I am certainly NOT Materialistic – I  have never been or never would be! If I won the lottery ( Millions of Pounds) I would still shop in cheap places, getting value for money

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How To… Bring Your Game Face!

So…. I just want you to stop what your doing for one moment and have a think about how life is for you ..

  • Are you fed up with feeling like your not getting on in the world?
  • Your job is less then impressive?
  • Your love life needs a kick up the backside ?
  • Or you look around and suddenly realise your friends are achieving much more then you ?

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