Can I Make It?

Posted by Sandi Bischoff on October 28, 2010 at 4:23 PM

        I always thought I had a story in me. I don’t know what makes me think I can make it in the writing business, I just have to try. I mean, I’m no different than anyone else on the New York Times best seller list. They all had to start somewhere. Most of them sat exactly where I currently am today, querying left and right waiting for that invitation.



         After all, I write online all the time and friends go out of their way to tell me how talented I am. “You should write a book” they say. To which I now reply “been there, done that.” Only problem is I don’t have any takers. The Agents and Publishers I submit my queries and samples to kindly send back the “Thanks but we don’t think this is the right fit for us at this time. We wish you luck in your writing career.” Blah blah blah… Rejection after rejection, little by little they chip away at your confidence and soul until you are an empty shell, still writing.



         But for whom?




         Obviously I’ll write for me, for the pure enjoyment of creating new worlds and characters who are there simply for me. But is there really a market out there for my stuff? Will anyone ever take that chance on me?




          If I don’t try I’ll never know.



          So here I sit countless hours out of the day staring at my laptop. Clothes wait to be laundered, dishes pile up forgotten in the sink and the dog hair tumbleweeds slowly drift aimlessly across the hardwood floor. All while I sit here and put heart and soul into a story that is as important to me as my family. In fact I think of each character as a member of my family. Too bad they only exist in my head or trapped in a computer and thumb drive waiting for their moment to shine. For when they finally find their way to paper my hope is that they will join someone else’s family. Maybe then they won’t feel so alone, because that’s what they are right now, alone.



           Until that one special person finally takes a chance on me. I know they are out there. I just have to find them.


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Sandra Bischoff is a Paranormal/Fantasy Romance author living in the historic town of Cornwall, NY. She has always enjoyed dabbling in storytelling. Creative writing was an emotional outlet during her school years but it wasn’t until after her son was born that opportunity struck. A friend approached her to write in a forum on a popular networking website. That was when her passion had found its niche.


Her debut novel, Beyond the Sun, started out as a short story created for the forum but quickly evolved into something else. That was how Jared Bonatelli and a Vampire’s Camelot were born.


The second book in this series entitled Beyond Time quickly followed just in time for the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans. Lance’s story is one very close to her heart. It draws from an obsession with everything King Arthur and Camelot. You witness him go through a period of self-discovery that spans two different time periods.


She recently released a collection sampler containing chapters from each novel as well as her third book, Drakkar Beyond the Lie. This novel continues the world of my Dark Order of the Dragon series. There are many more books planned for this series as well as another time travel to bring a Knight of Camelot to present day New York.



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