I haven’t actually met my agent, or HEARD from her, since I mailed the contract off a couple of weeks ago. I’m sure she hasn’t changed her mind. Seriously, like…

Read More Inside an Agent’s Head

Agents

Or at least spending like one. When I went to my last conference, an agent suggested to our class that we subscribe to www.PublishersMarketplace.com at the HOLY COW rate of…

Read More Thinking like a professional

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There are websites FULL of advice on how to write the perfect query, written by people far more qualified than I. They were a big help to me while writing…

Read More My Query Advice

Agents

If you’re attending your first writer’s conference, I thought I’d give you a few guidelines that I learned the hard way. DO be prepared. – The first time I went…

Read More Conference Do’s and Don’ts

Writing

I really, REALLY want to go to the SCBWI conference. In Los Angeles. It’s the Mack-Daddy of conferences – perfect for a girl like me – unknown, desperate, with one…

Read More SCBWI Conference 2010

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I read that a writer should pull from their world, when looking for writing ideas. And that if you’re not getting ideas, you should change your world. So I’m off…

Read More Later Gater

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And you thought all of these Haiku Reviews were for naught. I’m now an official reviewer for Thomas Nelson Publishers. They sent me this book for FREE. All I have…

Read More I’ve been discovered

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Yeah, I’m in the middle of it. But I wonder, should I wait to hear from the agent that HAS my manuscript, or revise per the suggestions of the agent…

Read More Revision

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My last post chronicled my great success with my first submission at FaithWriters. 1st place in Beginners, AND a 3rd place Editor’s Choice award. Yea, me. My second submission ALSO…

Read More Perhaps I should stop while ahead

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So my last post mentioned a short story contest at Faith Writers. I entered, the Beginners Level of course, and breathlessly awaited the results posted today. FIRST PLACE! Yea, ME.…

Read More The post where I brag…

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