Category Archives: feedback

Four “Comforting” Things People Say to Pre-Published Writers (That are NOT)

4. You finished a book! Most people will never manage that! Yeah, okay. I finished a book. Yay me! It is a big accomplishment, but it’s also one that I hit for the first time when I was 13. I’ve written almost SIX books now. It is hard to see writing additional books as anything but a failure—as in, I’ve written… Read more »

Critique Blog Hop!

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So as I recently finished up novel 7, I’ve been getting into the exciting/nerve-wracking stage of submitting it! Oh, the joys of querying. Anyway, I’ve had zero success in two contests now and so far no positive responses from the first batch of queries. It’s enough to make a writer want to crawl into a hole and say “Sorry for… Read more »

The Frustration of Feedback

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As my querying goes south, I’ve been trying to gather more feedback to figure out where I might be going wrong. Looking for new betas for my manuscripts. Sending my query letter through an intensive critiquing over at Absolute Write. Getting books on revising and editing to warm up for my next revision. Ah, feedback. It’s a double-edged sword, isn’t… Read more »

Rejection Collection

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I have mentioned before that I have a positive relationship with my rejection letters. I have been submitting things and being rejected for them for years–honestly I do not even remember how long ago my first submission was. Sadly, that letter is lost. The earliest letter that I have saved in my collection is from the summer of 2004. That… Read more »