So, I’ve finally committed. I’m going to get this goddamn novel published. I set it on the back burner, tidied it up, sent it off to a beta reader, tidied it up some more, and now it is officially ready to get out there and meet some agents.
I’ve already sent it out to the first fifteen agents and already had one person ask to read it. Of course, that person just told me it wasn’t a good fit, but it was a still a read! I’ve gotten two more rejections since then, but each rejection is a step closer to getting it accepted.
I mean, I think the statistic is out of every 100 rejections there is a novel accepted.
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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