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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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Gearing up for #SFFpit
June 12, 2015
Writing Contests
Ready? Set? Write your novel in 140 characters or less (including the appropriate hashtags to notify agents you're in the contest). Oh, and go. Just when I thought the query was hard I ran into this lovely little contest on Twitter. Needless to say, I'm participating. The whole premise of #SFFpit is to essentiall...
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Querying literary agents
June 8, 2015
Querying Advice
As many of you know, I'm an aspiring author. Heaving on the word "aspiring." I've self-published one novel via Amazon out of sheer curiosity for that form of publication and was not a fan. So, I turned to what I had always thought was a must for the publishing world: literary agents. At first, I was excited. I su...
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