You guys... I can’t believe I’m actually typing this post out. I mean, sure I’ve dreamt about writing something like this for the last two years, but I seriously can’t believe it’s real. I mean, it’s REALLY real. HOLY MOTHER. I HAVE AN AGENT. A real, live, agent is my partner in publishing crime. And… Continue reading Four words, twelve letters: I HAVE AN AGENT!!!
This morning I had a super secret phone call that made me do this: Immediately followed by this: I can't say much... yet. But I will say one thing: Today is DEFINITELY worthy of an Empire Records montage*... Check back in a few days on Wednesday for an official announcement and details of the phone call...… Continue reading Big news is on the way…
Throughout a writers career there will be plenty of time to learn the art of patience. TRUST me, you'll need it. One of the main ways we learn this is through waiting. We wait until our novel is scoured over before sending it to betas or crit partners. We wait for them to return it… Continue reading Top Five Quotes on…Sitting, Waiting, Wishing
"Read, read, read. Read everything -- trash, classics, good and bad, and see how they do it. Just like a carpenter who works as an apprentice and studies the master. Read! You'll absorb it. Then write. If it's good, you'll find out. If it's not, throw it out of the window." — William Faulkner Show and… Continue reading Show and Tell Friday: Show V. Tell
Last week I posted some query letter tricks that I've learned over the last year or so, HOWEVER there's a weekly post you should check out on your own, by people in the biz. BookEnds (a fantastic literary agency) posts a query letter each Wednesday, then gives feedback on what works, and what doesn't. Be… Continue reading Query Letters Dissected By Those Who Know
Book Review: The Hunger Games Author: Suzanne Collins Genre: YA Science Fiction Rating: 4 out of 5 stars Back of book blurb: in the ruins of a place once known as North America lies a nation of Panem, a shining Capitol surrounded by twelve outlying districts. The Capitol is harsh and cruel and keeps the… Continue reading Book Review: The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins
Its been a little while since I last blogged about the wonderful world of writing. Since many of my blog readers, are...well, readers I try to keep the behind-the-scenes writing stuff to a minimum. You’re welcome, BTW 😉 That being said, I’ve gotten a few questions regarding query letters in recent weeks from friends, family,… Continue reading Query Letter Hell? Not Necessarily…The ABCs of #Query Writing Made Easy
As you may know from my previous tweet, I'm on the hunt for some guest bloggers. I've gotten some great feedback from it so far, and I'm almost through all the DM's. (Thank you all, BTW for being as excited as I am about this.) I have gotten a few questions about exactly what I'm… Continue reading WANTED: Guest Bloggers
"Don't be discouraged. It's often the last key in the bunch that opens the lock."- Author Unknown I'm talking about literary agents you hussy.
How do you measure your success? This question has been popping up all over for me lately and I can’t seem to shake it. So I’ve decided to take a deeper look at it, rather than pretending it isn’t there. Here are some ‘success status’ questions: Do you consider yourself successful if you make a… Continue reading Success is in the eye of the beholder…