I haven't been on for a while. I've stepped away from the obsessing and writing for a while as I wait for my queries to come back. Thus far, all rejections. I sent out specific queries for each agency, and I made sure to change up my description on each one, and I guess I've yet to get the right formula. The latest rejection I received in the mail yesterday. It was from the agent, er, let me edit that, the assistant to the agent that I really wanted saying "uh, no." So I was disappointed. But, as the saying goes "try try again" and that I will. I'm going to the library today, and I'm going to pick up some books on screen plays. Everyone that has read my novel says it reads like a movie, and that I should pursue writing the screenplay for it, so why not? What do I have to lose, right? I found some scripts online today, and I'm reading those, I made sure to pick some movies that I've seen a few times each so that I can not only see how it's written, but have a visual in my head on how that was translated on to the screen. I've piddled with my first chapter, and made some changes already that would make it better for a movie. Such as, my main character is orphaned in the prologue, but in the book, this is just written, there isn't an actual scene of it happening, so in a movie, I would need to make it shown. And that was pretty doable. I write a lot of action and dialogue, and I tend to show, not tell (other than that little fact I just talked about) so I don't think this task will be to very difficult for me. It's just more learning the mechanics of it, the formatting and what not. Also, I'll have to look into how submissions go with screenplays rather than novels. I'm sure there are some differences there. Either way, that's what I've been up to since I've been off here, just waiting, and receiving rejection.
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