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PitchWars results
September 2, 2015
Writing Contests
Hello all you party peeps! I've refrained from posting anything since my mentee bio in the off chance a mentor would stop by my site. Alas, PitchWars is over (for me) and I can resume regular blogging. And now, my PitchWars results. So if that wasn't clear enough, let me spell it out for you: I didn't get cho...
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The conversational mentee bio
August 13, 2015
Writing Contests
So, I have absolutely no idea if any mentors will ever read this, but what the hell. I like blogging and this will give my readers a chance to get a more in-depth bio from me. 😀 First for the nitty-gritty: I'm submitting a New Adult, Urban Fantasy novel. Now that that's out of the way, here's my mentee bio! ...
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The quick and dirty writing update
August 4, 2015
Drafting & Editing
Writing update! It looks like I may have to reduce the amount of posts I create to 1-2 a month (sad face). Trust me, it's not ideal. It's not fun. Heck, it's downright frustrating. But, seeing that I write for my 9-5 job, write for the dream of publishing a novel, write for freelance work, write for promotions at ...
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Cheeseburgers and paranormal romance
July 13, 2015
Drafting & Editing
Eeep! It's been so long since my last post! My apologies — life really does jump up at you sometimes. Rest assured, I'm still here, still editing/querying/writing and of course, blogging. As it stands right now, I'm strictly in the editing phase. After the #pg70pit and #PitchtoPublication contests, neither of...
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Writing contests galore
July 1, 2015
Writing Contests
As I predicted, I didn't take a break from writing. Instead, I wrote roughly 40 pages in my sequel and signed up to participate in two different writing contests (yay!). I'm actually really excited about these contests because it involves more than just one 140 character count hook. The first one, #PitchtoPubl...
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Querying problems — they're totally normal
June 26, 2015
Querying Advice
I think I need to take a break from the writing scene. Because querying problems are like fist-world problems for writers. Not that I want to, by any means. I'm constantly thinking about my MS or my queries and I'm already working on the second novel. It's just that I'm not a very patient person. Patience is a ...
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#SFFpit contest results
June 24, 2015
Writing Contests
As promised, below are the Twitter pitches I used that received the beloved favorite from a press or agent: A broken family. Untamed power. A hunter ready to take down his prey. Life was simpler when she lived at the Covenant. #SFFpit #NA #FR #UF A girl’s race to channel her soul. A Huntsmen eager to take ...
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A querying mistake for the books
June 23, 2015
Querying Advice
Today, I had a D'oh! moment. Unfortunately, it's the kind that I think will cost me a shot with one of my favorite literary agents. This past week has been such a flurry of work and writing that I've barely been able to keep my head afloat. After #SFFpit (again, I promise I'll post my results here soon - I need t...
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Yup, I'm officially frustrated with writing
June 17, 2015
Drafting & Editing
I didn't sleep last night. This is normal for me — I'm prone to either vivid nightmares or anxiety dreams. Lately, the anxiety dreams have commandeered my sleep schedule making it all but impossible to get my much needed eight hours (joy). Of course, last nights anxiety sesh was centered around the upcoming Tw...
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Handling rejection from literary agents
June 15, 2015
Querying Advice
The title pretty much says it all. I'm not planning on posting every time I get a rejection, just every now and then to remind myself (and others) that we have to go through so many versions of "no" before getting the elusive "yes." I wish I could take my own advice. I'm not the best at handling rejection from li...
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