Ten rejections into my New Year's Resolution and an agent asked to see the full manuscript! I had only just started wallpapering with my rejections. I am not deluded; I know that I may yet be rejected again, and this one might hurt more. But at least I know my query letter isn't a total … Continue reading wallpaper… and not wallpaper
I'm not sure why I'm excited about this. But I am. The first rejection of the 100 I have resolved to receive this year. It means I can turn around and resubmit immediately. It means I'm actively trying to attain my goal of getting published. So I'm a little teensy bit excited. I even printed … Continue reading first rejection of the new year!
Since my resolution from 2009 didn't work out ("get published"), I came up with a different - and more attainable - approach for 2010: "Get 100 rejections from agents and publishers." The number 100 is not random, I went to a book signing for Laurie Faria Stolarz and she said Blue Is For Nightmares got … Continue reading New Year’s Resolutions
A few posts ago I mentioned that I was compelled to write longhand as inspiration had dried up and there were too many distractions... but I've slid back into my old type-ster ways. It's all because of word count. The new Microsoft Word 2007 has a feature that displays the word count as you type … Continue reading word counting
I've been querying agents for both The Abandoned and Seven Minutes to Midnight, and have met with what appear to be form rejections: Thanks for your query, but I'm sorry to say I'm not the right agent for your book. I wish you the best of luck in your search for representation. and Thank you … Continue reading I eat rejection for breakfast.
It's been a while since I updated, huh? Well, I wrote another novel in November. My New Year's resolution for 2009 is to get a book published, so I've been busy sending out queries and having friends read my rough drafts and editing, as well as working more on The Blood Countess. Other than that, … Continue reading A long awaited update