Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Listening to Queen

I do so love that group. 'Bohemian Rhapsody' is playing.

I know a lot of people probably don't appreciate Queen, but one of my favorite movies is 'Flash Gordon.' That's where I was introduced to Queen. I fell in love with their music. 

I bring this up to illustrate 'taste.' I've got some awesome friends. The kind you really would die to have. The ones who come and clean your house when your ill. Or if you get so drunk you are close to passing out -- they take care of you. Or are always available for prayer support.

I can't give them my MS for 'Blue.' It's not their 'cup of tea.' I still haven't accepted this. As incredible as they are... I want them to want to read it. But I know they won't. Or if they take it, they'll put it on the dining room table with the bills and the towels that need folding... and if it gets thrown out as yesterday's trash... You get the picture.

The same is true, I think with agents and publishers. No matter the relationship you have with them.... or hope to have.... they might not 'like' what you're now offering. 

Queen isn't everyone's cup of tea... neither is Beastie Boys. But a lot of people do like them and that's what we hope... That's what I hope for my tale. That a lot of people will like it. I can't wait to finish it and get it out there.

I'm not going to consider the rejections. My teacher just got a rejection letter and she's been published a gazillion times! I'm going to hope. 

Neil deGrasse Tyson, astrophysicist, was talking about the future the other day. Paraphrasing. He said we have stopped thinking about tomorrow. People are just thinking about surviving the day. What am I dreaming about? Where's my hope for tomorrow?

I've got to remember that. There will be a tomorrow. 

Life is hope.


  1. It's easy to lose one's self in worrying about tomorrow. I do that sometimes. One day at a time.

  2. Oh. I miswrote. I meant that I needed to know there is a tomorrow. Not so that I'd be worried about it, but that I'd have hope again. If there's no tomorrow, there's no need for hope.