Querying: Those Danged Rejections!

As an artist — whether that be a writer, painter, or even a musician — I don’t think there’s anything harder than the process of asking for “approval” from an agent.  And, really, that’s what the querying process is; it’s submitting your hard work to a select group of people and asking them to like it.   WhenContinue reading “Querying: Those Danged Rejections!”

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Querying – The Waiting Game

I’m an impatient person.  I admit it.  I’ve always been like this.  I want results and I want them now.  So the querying for an agent process has been rather frustrating for me.  It’s a waiting game; the game nobody really likes to play. Here’s the conundrum:  You send out a bunch of queries toContinue reading “Querying – The Waiting Game”

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Querying: Blind Dating for an Agent

After years and years of people suggesting I write a book, I finally sat down to the computer and followed through.  Not just once, but twice.  Yes, I’ve written two novels.  The first is a work of historical fiction based loosely upon my grandmother’s life.  The second is a work of young adult fiction aboutContinue reading “Querying: Blind Dating for an Agent”

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Query Ramblings

Recently I began querying the manuscripts for two novels I’ve written.  At first I hated this process.  You pour out your heart into your writing, then submit it to a select group of literary agents in hopes that one of them will snatch it up and say, “YES! I must have this!”  Well, it doesn’tContinue reading “Query Ramblings”

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It’s Pitch Madness Day! #PitMad

It’s Pitch Madness Day, and I’m so excited!  What is Pitch Madness, you ask?  It’s this incredibly fun game on Twitter, sponsored by a woman named Brenda Drake.  Authors all over Twitter will pitch their novels to literary agents (and publishers?) in only the 140 characters allowed by Twitter. Holy buckets!  YOU try explaining theContinue reading “It’s Pitch Madness Day! #PitMad”

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The Waiting is Painful

So I’ve finally done it:  I’ve written a book!  It’s not something I ever expected I’d really do; and – more than that – I never in a million years thought I’d write a book of fiction!  But I’ve done it!  The premise?  It’s loosely based upon my father’s family during the 1930s Oklahoma DustContinue reading “The Waiting is Painful”

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