Wednesday, March 7, 2012


Last night I had the most amazing dream. I dreamt that I had gotten a phone call from a literary agent, but, I was out running errands. My brother gave me the message and of course she asked me to return her call. In my dream everything happened so fast and was just like I had imagined everything happening. After all, who wouldn't love a dream where a literary agent loves everything you wrote?

The awful part is that I immediately ran to my inbox this morning, hoping that my dream was a premonition of sorts and then, not even a rejection letter. My inbox only had the usual spam. As if the whole querying process is not tough enough, my own mind is taunting me. I must admit, I am not feeling that confident this morning.

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  1. Pretty much the same thing happened to me. I dreamed I got the call from my dream agent. Unfortunately in real life, her assistant rejected me noting she'd love to take the time to do it herself but was much to busy.

  2. I hate it when dreams are so real you think they've actually happened. Sometimes I wake up so angry with Hubby, and no idea why lol

    Keep hold of that dream, though. Think positive and good things will happen!

  3. When I was a teen, I dreamed my sister called from the bus station asking for a ride home. She actually did call and was stranded there waiting for a ride while I slept.

    Hang in there and keep writing. :)

  4. I hate when that happens. Love the post, though.

  5. Hang in there! Dreams do come true and all that jazz! It sounds cliche but I believe it.

  6. Beth - That is really harsh! I'm sorry for your bad experience though.

    Annalisa - Thank you. I think dreams keep life interesting.

    Tonja - Wow! That sounds really cool. Thank you so much.

    Ute - Thank you so much.

    Brianna - Thank you so much. I believe that too.

  7. Don't be discouraged by this incident... remain positive and... write on!

  8. I was filled with angst yesterday, too. Was it the topic? Was it the full moon? I don't know. I worked to remedy the self-doubt by playing piano, talking to my friend and publicist, and going to my workout class. It all helped, as did reading other posts by insecure writers.
    Play off the Page

  9. Mish - Thank you so much. You are great.

    Mary - Those all sound like great remedies. it also helps when I read about what makes other writers insecure too. Thank you so much for stopping by.

  10. Hang in there. "The call" will happen. :) Probably when you least expect it.

  11. Liz - Thank you so much for the encouraging words. I appreciate it.


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