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Though today's post will be my third about Carrie, it is titled "Part II" because my querying journey seems sequel worthy.
I started looking for an agent soon after you and I met at the
NYC SCBWI conference in 2012. I had nice feedback from an agent at a conference
and sent him my work. His response was kind (which I've found most responses from agents to be.) But my writing wasn’t ready. The
novel he saw was the first I’d ever finished. I wasn't ready.
I swallowed that little voice that said, SEND! SEND!
SEND! for two more years until I entered #PitchWars-- Brenda Drake’s crash course in
pitching. In the years between t…
Thank you for my letter on Friday. I was teaching and didn't get to read it until late Friday night, but oh the memories of our time at the Writing Barn...so wonderful, so peaceful, so inspiring. The retreat was a much needed break from the insane fall I've had, and though we worked our butts off, it was a different kind of work, a good kind of work, my favorite kind of work, and sharing that work with you and Donna? Yeah, that was awesome. I, too, was really able to dig into my WIP and find Gigi's voice. She's so different from Starr and with so much prep work on Starr Lost (Book Two) and Starr Gone (Book Three), I had a hard time recapturing Gigi's voice, but Texas changed all that. Her 'in your face' style sets the tone for the entire young adult urban fantasy series, and I can't get her defiant nature out of my head. (People, you've been warned.)
Alison, you and I get to share the writing love every Monday and Thursday. Today, I ge…
Goodbye January, Hello February! Last week, I let everyone peak in my drawers. Today, I'm opening my inbox. Well, not literally. You DO NOT want to see my inbox--though I do try to keep all the accounts very tidy--sometimes the emails get a bit, what's the word I'm looking for? Expansive. My favorite emails are from fans. I LOVE them. They make me all warm and fuzzy. Seriously, touch my arm...
See? Warm and Fuzzy. Oh, wait those are my doggies;)
While, I ADORE the fan mail (I DO, I REALLY DO) I would LOVE them even more if they were added as a review to AMAZON and GOODREADS. For instance, look at some of these reviews:
Must Read!!!, January 31, 2017
This review is from: Starr Fall: Book One of the Starr Fall Series (Kindle Edition)
Purchased this book for my 14 year old daughter who is NOT a fan of reading for pleasure or at all for that matter. Well, the book immediately grabbed her attention. In her words..."I can't put this book down. I ne…