Category: Business

Okay, so I probably should’ve read a lot more agent blogs more closely…here’s what I think went wrong and it falls into the ‘basics’ category.1. Formatted email query wrong: according to Janet Reid’s Query Shark blog-where she lambasts people who send her queries to… Continue Reading “”

I’m struggling. Not afraid to admit it. I’m supposed to be working on my Llorona story but I have been, for want of a better word, blocked. That’s because I really, really want to start submitting FJR to agents and see what happens. I’ve… Continue Reading “”

All right, dammit: New Plan. Didn’t get all of the revisions done–forgot to factor in the fact that you actually have to do some new writing when you revise. Banged through a few chapters okay, but had to change stuff I wasn’t expecting, who… Continue Reading “”

I think I’ve made up the difference for the earlier slow-start to the revision. My original plan–which has since been scrapped–called for a synopsis and query letter to be created this week as well. At the end of the week I think I’ll have… Continue Reading “”

I believe I’m making an understatement when I say that the news from the economic front hasn’t been looking good. Everyday I hear about another place shutting down, I watch the applications come into my work by the hundreds from people who have been… Continue Reading “”

Nervous energy. Tonight the CWCers will be giving me feedback on the 2nd draft of FJR. I admit to feeling a bit stressed because I so want it to be close to submitable. (I also hope they don’t read this before hand and adjust… Continue Reading “”

Free at last from retail hell! For three wonderful days I don’t have to ask people if they want gift receipts, or gift cards, or a foot up their watoosie. Now I get to be on the buying side of things. And the first… Continue Reading “”

Galley Stuff

In the last couple weeks, I have had the opportunity to look at the galleys of the magazines in which my stories will be appearing. The experience is a heady one. There are your words, and you didn’t have to type them this time,… Continue Reading “Galley Stuff”

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