Writing Journey

Read about my journey to becoming a published author and the steps I’ve taken along the way to publish my books.

Big Book News!

Well, Dear Reader, here I sit, still feeling a bit stunned. After 6+ years of writing, querying and months of being on submission, I am so shocked and thrilled to share the news that I’ve sold my first YA fantasy book! This is the dream I’ve been working towards, the thing I’ve been thinking about …

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Oh happy day!

Well, gentle reader, I am delighted to inform you that while my blog has been more quiet of late, things have certainly been happening in my writing life! I’m so pleased and excited to announce that Laura Crockett of TriadaUS is now my literary agent. Eeep! So exciting. It’s so gratifying to feel like the …

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Back to querying!

I’m back at it again! My most recent book has been polished and sent off to queryland, where I dearly hope it will find it’s way into just the right agent’s lap, gift-wrapped and delicious. I have visions of my queries being carried off via raven, or even pidgeon, every time I hit the red …

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Whelp…

They numbers are in, and I just received a rejection from the last agent I was waiting to hear back from on my full manuscript. Bummer. Overall, I think that the numbers say I’m getting good at writing queries (about 10 out of 24 agents responded wanting a partial or a full), and roughly half …

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An update from Query-land…where the grass grows slowly and the sun is always due to shine…

So far, I’ve received 4 requests for partials or fulls of my manuscript and about 5 rejections. Not bad! Excited to hear feedback from the agents who have requested it, and hopeful that a few more will trickle in. This week it’s been 6 weeks since I first sent my batch of queries out, so …

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Ready, set, query bombs away!

Well, I have all my query letters sitting in draft mode in my inbox. I have gone over my manuscript obsessively, spent the last 3 months letting the first draft simultaneously sit and then working on it like a fiend. It’s gone through multiple revisions, had some really helpful feedback and rewrites put into it, many thanks to …

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