writers respond #2

Okay, fellow writers, here’s my next question for you:

How many books did you write before you felt like you’d finished something worth publishing?


5 thoughts on “writers respond #2

  1. kimberlyloomis says:

    One completed, another half way finished and now I’m on my third and the one I wanted to write all along. I certainly think it’s worth publishing, but we’ll have to see what the industry says about it once I start querying with it. 😉

  2. Anna C. Bowling says:

    This is going to sound snotty, but one. Writing a publishable novel was my goal, so that’s what I worked toward. Not that I didn’t get my share of rejections before that book found a home, because I did. Those are part of the process. It’s a matter of getting the right story to the right editor at the right publisher at the right time. Also doesn’t mean I don’t have some complete stinker ms’s hidden in the back of the closet, because I certainly do.

    • kimberlyloomis says:

      That actually raised another couple of questions for me, Anna. How do we define publishable? By whose standards? Ultimately I’m glad I gave up on my first manuscript, not because it was poorly written, but because it would have put me on the path to writing something long term that wouldn’t necessarily have held my interest or given me a writing career I didn’t want. 🙂

  3. Bonnie says:

    Thanks Ladies! I love hearing everyone else’s thoughts. 🙂 TH, I wish I felt like you! After each of my books I always think – I can do better on the next one! It seems I’m always searching for the perfect story, always thinking I’m going to get it perfect next time. Though, I send queries out anyway because I have to start somewhere, right!?

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