Sunday, November 6, 2011

Baseball. Life. And death.

Sunday, November 6, 2011
Sometimes we forget how precious life is.

That our time is limited. As is the time of our loved ones.

My novel Battery Brothers is about baseball. But it's also about life. And death.

It may make the reader sad. Or even make the reader cry.

I recently got a rejection from a requested full manuscript from an agent that included this line:

"You did a
remarkable job with the storyline--but in the end it was just too sad for
me. It was hard to keep reading--there was so much pain in the lives of
these characters."

As a writer, if you can make the reader feel emotion you're doing your job. So even though the agent passed on representing the manuscript, I got some great feedback from her and feel pretty good about it.

Speaking of emotion and baseball, check out this clip. Now this is real baseball hero!


 


2 comments:

catwoods

I love your novel. And yes, it is sad. I did cry. Lots. But I loved, as well. Not all topics are easy to read, but it doesn't make them any less worthwhile.

Best luck as you continue on your writing journey.

scubasteve4

Thanks, Cat!!

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