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 be dissected-she says not to format it like a real letter.…

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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 spent my time on the business side of the writing gig…

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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 knew there were so many little tidbits throughout that you’ve gotta…

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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 a solid, submittable draft of a novel but ‘the package’ is…

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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 laid off. They say this is the worst crisis since the…

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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 comments…so: no adjusting people!) Here’s the thing when you’ve put so…

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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 thing I bought is the new Poets and Writers with the…

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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, and someone else has formatted and made them look pretty. Of…

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