1. gtfanboy

    gtfanboy New Member

    May 20, 2010
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    South Florida

    Hello To All

    Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by gtfanboy, May 21, 2010.

    I wanted to introduce myself. At 24, I began writing 2 years ago mostly for fun. But now its big part of my life. My second and third book are sitting at an editor. (my first book never found any transaction).

    Now I am trying to write my next few books but as with all things, it becomes harder (writer's block everyday) when its just not for fun anymore and the agent is calling you everyday to ask what progress has been made. Is it wrong that I am ignoring his phone calls? :rolleyes:

    Anyways, just wanted to say hi and hope my writer's block go away.
  2. Cogito

    Cogito Former Mod, Retired Supporter Contributor

    May 19, 2007
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    Massachusetts, USA
    Hello GTFanboy, Welcome to the Writing Forums.

    I think if you don't take your agent's calls, you'll only make matters worse. This kind of "writer's block" won't go away. You need to face it, set yourself a schedule, and stick to it.

    Please read How to Use the Review Room before you post there. Posting your own writing for people to comment on should not be among the very first things you do here. It is worth taking the time to see what other people have done to improve their writing, and see if some of it applies to your writing as well. That is part of why we require members to review other members' work before posting their own for review. On the other hand, there are no restrictions, other than content and copyright rules, on showcasing your work in your member blog.

    Also, be aware that posting a piece of writing on any public site, including this one, will greatly diminish your chances of selling it for publication. Removing the writing later does not alter that fact - once posted, it is irreversibly considered published. So do not post anything more than a small excerpt of any piece you are planning to submit for publication.

    If you haven't explored the site yet, you should probably do so soon. Newcomers often gravitate to the Lounge, the Word Games, or the Review Room, but there is much more to be discovered if you poke in the corners. Remember to check out our FAQ as well, and be sure to read through the forum rules, too, to avoid any misunderstandings or hurt feelings. Respect for one another is our principal mandate.

    As for the Review Room, new joiners often wonder why we do things a bit differently on this site than on other writing sites. We emphasize constructive critique as a vital writing skill. Training your eye by reviewing other people's work helps you improve your own writing even before you present it for others to see. Therefore, we ask members to review other people's writing before posting work of their own. The Review Room forums on this site, therefore, are true workshops, not just a bulletin board for displaying your work (and on that note, please only post each item for review in one Review Room forum). Also, please use the same thread for all revisions and additional excerpts from the same piece of writing. See this post, Why Write Reviews Before Posting My Work? for more information.

    And while you're looking around, don't forget to check out our Weekly Short Story Contest and Weekly Poetry Contest. They actually run more than one week apiece, but any member may enter, and all members are urged to vote for their favorites.

    Enjoy your stay here, and have fun!
  3. Eunoia

    Eunoia Contributor Contributor

    Mar 8, 2010
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    Haha, I heard a lot of people avoid their agent's phone calls. But you really shouldn't ignore them. Your agent is only trying to help of course!
    Also, welcome.
  4. Gigi_GNR

    Gigi_GNR Guys, come on. WAFFLE-O. Contributor

    Jul 25, 2009
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    Milwaukee, WI

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