New Experiences: Waffling

So I experienced something new recently. I’ve been waffling over making major changes to The Proper Way to Say Goodbye. Now granted, I’ve only queried one novel, so that means I’ve only edited heavily one novel, but I’ve never changed anything big in my stories during the editing process. Little details, yes. But major things…
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Random Contest Stuff

I was so excited on Saturday about a contest I got into, but before I get to that, I want to mention a great query/agent opportunity. Melodie Wright at Forever Rewrighting is having a query contest with her new agent Tricia Lawrence of the Erin Murphy Literary Agency. This is a great opportunity because the…
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Literary Agents Again

I have never met a literary agent. It would be interesting to talk to one to find out more about their jobs and what they do on a daily basis. How much time they spend on queries. How much time they spend talking with publishers. How the whole selling a book process works… Most literary agents…
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Rejections

Since I’ve written a little about queries, I’ll now write about query rejections. According to my very unofficial approximated tally, only about 50% of literary agents even send responses. A general rule is that if you don’t hear from them in about 2 months, you can probably consider it a no. Many of them will…
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Query Help

There is lots of information out there to help you write query letters. Even with all that advice, you may have a horrible query letter and not know it. So then, you need to go to other sites for help with your actual query. Here are a few sites I have found. Mother. Write. (Repeat.)…
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