Thursday, February 10, 2011

Day 53: But I Don't Want To Be Trendy!!!

I read an article the other day about what might be trending and it just so happens that I am, apparently, smack dab in the middle of writing a "trendy" novel.

So what does this mean for me? Does it mean that even when I finish and polish it, the agency will automatically reject it. Apparently, this trend has just begun. That has to be the case since I have yet to see any books on the shelfs dealing with this idea. Does this mean I'm already too late? Even though I had no idea that this was a "trendy" topic, will my novel be labeled as "just trying to jump on the bandwagon"?

I still have at least 2 months of work ahead of me. AT LEAST. Will my idea be old news by then?

I love my book! I love my characters! I love my idea! I don't want to see it trashed because the agency is tired of seeing stuff with a similar topic.

I'm hoping that by the time I'm done with it, the "trend" won't have burned out. I'm hoping someone will see what's so special about my writing and my story. All I know is that I'm NOT giving up! If I have to self-publish I'll do it! Don't push me, man!!!

But I really want an agent... And that book deal... And that box of hard back books... I swear it's enough to make a girl cry.


  1. I don't think writers should worry too much about trends. So what is there are a million vampire novels on the shelf, a truely good one will rise to the top. Chick-lit is dead? Well, I sold my chick-lit novel last summer just fine. Writers who chace trends will constantly be behind the times, because writing a novel is such a long process. I say, write what you love and what you believe in. Good luck!

  2. I agree with Jesilea. I don't believe in what is supposed to be "trending." To me, that just means what teens happen to be picking up off the shelves. You can't write a book with trends in mind--it would kill you. I mean, I just finished a book on dragons and I'm writing one on vampires, and I don't care that "dragons are yesterday" and vampires "will be on the way out" by the time I finish it. I believe that I have a new way of looking at the material and THAT is what agents look for. From what I hear, it's not WHAT you write it's HOW you write it. ...erm, I'll get off my soap box now... :D

  3. Aw never give up! All the agents say write your book, no matter what. What the others have said, a great book will rise, no matter what the trend is1 <3



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