Last night and this morning, I sent out my very first queries to literary agents. I know that this is just the first step in a long process, and that there’s likely to be a lot of rejection on the way. That part isn’t especially scary–my career as a professional actor and singer took the edge off of rejection years ago–but putting the work out there is still relatively terrifying. But it feels good to get this process going.
As I spend another college application/audition season watching a new batch of seniors losing their minds with anxiety, I find myself wanting to tell them that this never goes away. This experience they’re having now, putting themselves out there and waiting to find out who (if anyone) might connect with them and what they’re hoping to share in the world–it’s kind of a forever process. In my mind, that’s a good thing! It means we’re always telling our stories and finding where and how we overlap with each other. It’s a thing that will never stop being important. I’m not sure they’d see it that way right now.
Here’s to reaching out to the world.
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