I Feel an Inspirational Disney Song Coming On

I have officially sent out my first query letter to a literary agent.

I’m casually freaking out about it.

I’ve been working on this novel for such a long time. I’ve written and edited and screamed at it and ignored it and let others critique it for so long that it’s almost too daunting to consider that it’s finished. That it’s ready to take on the world. I almost want to keep it inside my computer forever.

That being said, I’m also unbearably excited. It finally feels like progress is being made and that I’m actually moving towards the end of this journey. I feel like Anastasia taking those first steps towards Paris or Ariel reaching up to the surface of the sea. I’m Belle racing across the field begging for more than a provincial life.

Because I want so much more than even I have planned. 


Published by Ren Martinez

Ren is a thirty-something Lost Boy whose personal aesthetic is “suspected of witchcraft by local villagers.” She subscribes to cheerful nihilism, the destruction of the patriarchy, and the belief that glitter makes everything better. She is a Richmond-based writer and performer who has fiction and non-fiction work found in a variety of publications, such as The Mary Sue, RVA Magazine, The Quotable, and Nostrovia Press. She is currently the fiction editor and a regular contributor at Quail Bell Magazine. She is also the co-host of the podcast, This F***ing Guy! Find out more at renmartinez.com or read her dumbass tweets on Twitter @itsrenmartinez

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