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For those of you who have been watching Mark of the Conifer develop, I thought I'd let you know that I am officially querying the novel now. I've set a goal of 3 queries every day for 30 days. After that, if I still have agents, I'll keep it up until I run out.

Querying is one of the most annoying, hateful things a writer can do. The only thing worse is a synopsis. You have to boil down all your complexities into something just bland enough to be borderline boring, but with enough unique aspects to set yourself apart, but not too far apart because no one likes an audience-alienating premise that won't sell because it's too bizarre for words. And don't forget connective causation, because you can't mention random crap in a query that comes out of nowhere. And you have to try and come up with something people will care about while your shoulder demon is yelling "NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS! IT'S GOING TO GET REJECTED!"

I don't have a problem with writing. But when the time comes to actually put yourself out there, with little to none of your best foot forward, it sucks. I've spent 8 years working on this book. I've fiddled around with my query for about 3 months. And which one will the agent see first?

No one likes querying. As Mark Twain said "I wanted to write you a short letter but I didn't have the time so I wrote you a long one instead." I am not expecting anything to happen from this little endeavor. Anything that does will be a pleasant surprise. I give kudos to my friends who will hear me bitch and moan continuously for the next month. I don't exactly have a contingency plan for rejection yet. "You could ebook it!" Yes. Or I could fiddle with things some more and try querying again in 6 months.

God, I hate querying.
  • Mood: Frustrated
Looking for some new music. Can I get some posts for music that is less than 2 years old, or music that you yourself discovered less than 2 years ago? Inspire me!
Looking for someone to do a nice carousel horse plush. Need to know prices.

Also willing to do an art trade. Full scale commission, real media or digital. Let's talk.
I'd love to do a magicpunk/steampunk dinosaur and human fantasy series. But dinosaurs lived in a totally different atmosphere than humanity and it's got me completely stymied on developing the idea further.
For those of you who have been watching Mark of the Conifer develop, I thought I'd let you know that I am officially querying the novel now. I've set a goal of 3 queries every day for 30 days. After that, if I still have agents, I'll keep it up until I run out.

Querying is one of the most annoying, hateful things a writer can do. The only thing worse is a synopsis. You have to boil down all your complexities into something just bland enough to be borderline boring, but with enough unique aspects to set yourself apart, but not too far apart because no one likes an audience-alienating premise that won't sell because it's too bizarre for words. And don't forget connective causation, because you can't mention random crap in a query that comes out of nowhere. And you have to try and come up with something people will care about while your shoulder demon is yelling "NO ONE CARES ABOUT THIS! IT'S GOING TO GET REJECTED!"

I don't have a problem with writing. But when the time comes to actually put yourself out there, with little to none of your best foot forward, it sucks. I've spent 8 years working on this book. I've fiddled around with my query for about 3 months. And which one will the agent see first?

No one likes querying. As Mark Twain said "I wanted to write you a short letter but I didn't have the time so I wrote you a long one instead." I am not expecting anything to happen from this little endeavor. Anything that does will be a pleasant surprise. I give kudos to my friends who will hear me bitch and moan continuously for the next month. I don't exactly have a contingency plan for rejection yet. "You could ebook it!" Yes. Or I could fiddle with things some more and try querying again in 6 months.

God, I hate querying.
  • Mood: Frustrated

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Droemar
Laura Jennings
United States
Current Residence: Kempner, TX
Favourite genre of music: Pop, dance, techno, alternative
Favourite style of art: Cel shading, comic
Operating System: Windows XP
MP3 player of choice: Winamp
Wallpaper of choice: Zelda: The Twilight Princess
Favourite cartoon character: Scar, from the Lion King
Personal Quote: Compassion for things I'll never know. - David Byrne
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:icontheothertheropod:
TheOtherTheropod Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
So, what's Mark of The Conifer all about?
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Droemar Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Lord of the Rings meets Jurassic Park?
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:icontheothertheropod:
TheOtherTheropod Featured By Owner May 1, 2015
Oooohhhh, okay. Everything makes a lot more sense; thanks.
It's certainly an interesting concept, and I look forward to its publication.
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zdhdveh Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
U r so amazing there isnt a word that could describe just how awseome u are!!!!! I love ur art work!!!!
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Prowdz Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
you are deviantarts raptor jesus :D
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heart-below-zero Featured By Owner Oct 24, 2014
Wow. Spending time going through your gallery has really insired me to reevaluate my art and work to pull myself out of the rutt I've been trapped in through improvement. Thank you very much!
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Meandrathel Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I just wanted to drop by and say a few things.
Your character concepts, story lines, worlds, creations, ect, are all such a fresh take in the way of telling stories through an animals point of view, and it blows me away every time I see a new concept from you.
Your journals are inspirational, enjoyable to read, and everything I look for in a "how to book", so when I say I'm absolutely thrilled every time I see your name in my inbox, you know that's kind of an understatement. 
I admire the stance you take on artwork and writing, and wholeheartedly agree with you on more than one of your points.
I just.... Is there such a thing as an art hero? Or writing hero? Because you're mine, if there is such a thing.
Reading your comics has opened my eyes to a new way of writing and reading stories, and inspired me to improve my own abilities.

Thank you for sharing your work, Droemar.
It's certainly changed the way I see things. :)
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Droemar Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2014
Hey, thanks a lot. Comments like these go a long way in renewing my confidence in what I'm doing!
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elliotwarren Featured By Owner May 18, 2014
One of the ref blogs I follow linked a bunch of your dragon tutorials and I was like 'holy shit its droe' so hey droe - willow
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dageraron Featured By Owner Apr 1, 2014  Professional Traditional Artist
How's it going?
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