Category Archives: query

Taking the Writing Conference Plunge

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One week from today, I will be in sunny Las Vegas at my very first writing conference! (Which would be the Las Vegas Writing Conference, of course.) I can hardly believe it. I have been toying with the idea of attending a conference for a while. I take my writing very seriously, in both the craft and business aspects, and… 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 »

My #SFFpit Experience

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#SFFpit is the brainchild of author/scientist Dan Koboldt. It is the spec fiction specific version of #PitMad. Basically, it is a 12 hour window where authors can pitch their books using the #SFFpit hashtag, and agents and small press editors can fav the pitches they want to see queries for. The most recent #SFFpit was on June 11 this year…. Read more »

Querying!

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Isn’t it the thing we all fear and anticipate? Don’t we have such a love-hate relationship with it? Okay, maybe everyone else doesn’t, but I sure do! I told myself I wasn’t going to query Novel 1 (still nameless!) until I finished draft 3, but I decided that it couldn’t hurt to put out a few feelers now. What if… Read more »

Beginnings!

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Oh, how I love beginnings! As I let draft 2 of Novel 1 sit (I need to do the third draft with a relatively “fresh” set of eyes–I am worn out and sick of it all right now!), I decided to start putting some new stuff down on paper. I’ve been planning to work on Novel 2 next, a grand… Read more »