The Show Must Go On ….

So…. hey all – hope you are all well , sorry its been ages since I posted last ..Once you have read this blog, you might understand a little as to why its taken me forever to post..

I have had a lot of decisions to make recently some good, some not so good … However as my title reads ‘The Show Must Go On’ as you may know this is a song title from the one and only ‘Queen‘  and my goodness weren’t they right..

So many things happen in life that we don’t expect, it is one of those things where you can choose to fight and win, or you can not fight and loose.

But there of course is one other option – Fight your bloody hardest and still lose, previously for me this would never be an option (stay with me)..

Sadly I have faced some battles like most people, but I am not a quitter in any way.

Personally I have never understood why people give up on their dreams and why they wouldn’t fight for them.. but do you know what, the older I get I have started to realise that even if you fight your god dam hardest, sometimes you can still not achieve what you’re hoping for . Stay with me … there is a point …

This is probably feels the worst type of loss – because you feel hard done by,  broken and angry as to why life has turned out this way for you.

But this is what I want you to see when you look at your situation –

AT LEAST YOU DID FIGHT AND MY GOD YOU FOUGHT FOR YOUR LIFE !!! 

Sometimes life can be tough and the unexpected can knock you off your feet.

But my advice to you would be to .. get up .. dust yourself off and crack on ..

After all is there really a loosing situation?

Maybe life just wasn’t meant to go down that path for you ..

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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

 

Your Opinion is Wrong !

So … Hey all, I hope you are well 🙂 I start today’s blog post with a controversial title…

Many of us would be shocked if we were told categorically that our opinion was wrong and that we should shut our mouths etc …

I am surprised that people feel they have the right to make that bold statement, because regardless if we agree with someone or not, or if we have strong views on a certain topic or not do we have the right to curse, shout and ridicule someone for having different opinion to ourselves …. I don’t think so !

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10 Ways to Win your Man 

 

So ….. I know that every  Feminist out there will want to start chucking stuff at me for this post, possibly along with aggressive chanting about how much we as strong independent women dont need a man in our lives to be complete! to a certain point I agree it’s not that we NEED a man its that for the majority of us we just Want one.

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