Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Fear of the Jinx

How much do you tell about when you send your WIP in to the world? I mean, if you tell everyone about each query you send out are you jinxing it? I wonder if it's best to keep it on the QT and not share whats going where...but there are all these questions. I often bring chunks of my manuscript to work to play with on lunch or my breaks (okay sometimes when the boss isn't looking too--but hey! priorities!) so peeps there know I write and they are always asking questions about it.
It's kind of like being in a store with a newborn and all these strangers keep trying to put their germs on her...okay, not really exactly like that but you get the idea.
So how much do you tell? Do you believe in jinxes?


Charles Gramlich said...

I do believe in jinxes. I almost never tell anyone that I'm about to have something published. I wait until it is published or else it might not happen. It's occurred to me before.

Aimless Writer said...

So I'm not crazy? Some people in my writing groups tell all. When I do that everything falls through.

Melanie Avila said...

I talk about it, but not too much. If people start to get TOO interested, I'll downplay it and try to change the topic. I DO believe in jinxes. :)

With querying, I keep emphasizing the rejections so people won't ask too many questions.