Wednesday, May 2, 2012


One thing that I have never been a fan of is timing. If you are a writer, then there would have been some point in your writing life, that you have had the words, “the time is not right now,” directed towards you. I do not think that there is something worse than when you are ready to submit that labor of love and someone mentions that your timing is wrong and that you should either wait a few years till the same market demand shows up again, or abandon your project and write something new.

I just try my best and hope that the timing is on my side regardless.

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  1. I'm pretty sure my timing has never been right in my entire life. Especially where writing's concerned. =)

  2. I'm wondering if I'll get to the point where timing matters. Good for you that you've got something ready to be submitted.

  3. The funny thing about timing in the market is that no one really knows what is going to be the next big thing. In fact, many book people tell us not to worry about that...until we send it in, then they say, "The timing's not right."

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  4. Gee whizz... does this go according to genre? Or the latest market trend?
    If so, I think "timing" at the moment, would be more in favour of sci-fi, vampires, fantasy and those types of stories, which are a global frenzy at present...

  5. Timing can be tricky. I know some writers try to jump on the bandwagon of trends too (like vampires or dystopian), but often by the time they get their work finished and ready to send out that trend has passed, so it's just not a good idea. Write what you love, and if the world isn't ready for it, write something else that you love. Eventually something will take :)

    Allison (Geek Banter)

  6. M.J. - I can relate to that. Thank you for sharing.

    Tonja - I love that you do not care about the whole timing thing. I need to adopt that attitude.

    Mary - That is so true and so tough to handle. Thank you for stopping by.

    Michelle - Thank you so much for the heads up.

    Allison - That is brilliant advice! Thank you.


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