Query Time Again

I just finished with my final edits of Frosty and am now ready to send off my query. The manuscript has been greatly improved over the last month and I hope it will attract some attention. I’ve decided to do something considered taboo. I am going to re-query a few agents. This is generally considered…
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SCBWI

There are organizations out there for just about anyone and anything. Currently I am a member of two professional organizations, National Association of Women in Construction and National Society of Professional Engineers. (Our local chapter being called FM Engineers) They are great organizations, but with the two kids and Cory’s odd work schedule, it’s hard…
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What’s A Beta Reader

I’d never heard of the term beta reader until just recently, even though I guess I had them. They are people who read a manuscript to offer comments before publishing. So anyone who has read any of my work and has offered comments and/or proofread, would be a beta reader. Of the people who have…
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Editing Frosty

In September, I stopped querying new literary agents for Frosty. As you remember, it might take agents up to 2 months to respond, or not respond, and there are still some I haven’t heard back from. I’d had a few people offer to help with either proofing/editing, so I thought I’d take advantage. I figured…
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My First Writers Conference

Last weekend I attended my first writers conference at UND. It was actually the 32nd Annual Writing for Children and Young Adults Conference. Yes, 32nd annual, and I just heard about it for the first time, thanks to my mom who spotted it in the newspaper. I have absolutely nothing to compare it to, but…
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