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Reassurance and Validation: These Are the Things That Publishers Are Made of?

August 13, 2013 by

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I spent four days last week at the SCBWI Summer Conference in LA (writers, agents and publishers, oh my). It’s a conference I always enjoy. In large part because it’s one of the only places I can stare at the twelve hundred people surrounding me and mutter, My people. (I mean, obviously, I could do […]

Does This Mean Pre-Adolescents Are Melodramatic?

January 17, 2013 by

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There’s a… well, I’m going with thing rather than ‘problem’ that arises in my plan rewrite Path. As it stands the first book moves very slowly, which is a product of the fact that when I was writing it I didn’t know what I was doing. I didn’t know my story, I hadn’t had any […]

Head —> Wall, Repeat.

January 15, 2013 by

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So lately I’ve been suffering from this urge to rewrite Path. I mean, really, I’ve been thinking about it on and off since last August when I met Lovely Agent Jen and talked with her about the book. Partly this is because I always find talking things out with a new person to be a […]

So… How’d the Manuscript Consultation Go?

August 14, 2012 by

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Oh. Well. Hm. Good? So Jen (the agent in question) thinks my writing is hilarious and darling (glee!), and in the sections on the advice form that are like ‘what to do next’ she wrote ‘send Jen more’ and put smiley faces and her email address, which… AWESOME. But. We talked about the book. As […]

SCBWI Con is a Bass Player

August 2, 2012 by

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I’m going to the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators summer conference this weekend. I’m excited because it’s filled with people like me* and I love meeting and hanging out with other writers and listening to agents and editors talk, but I’m also terrified because, well, people. People are unpredictable and strange, which usually […]

Submission Neurosis, Let Me Count the Ways…

April 17, 2012 by

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Actually what bothers me most about the submission process and it’s accompanying string of rejections is not the fear that my work isn’t good enough (that’s a whole other anxiety train) but that my failure might be due to presenting the novel the wrong way. What if I’m just really terrible at writing query letters? […]

It’s K-A-N-D-A… Wait. Where Was I? A-N… Crap.

October 6, 2011 by

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Is it wrong that I’ve started to think of query letters as rejection requests? Even receiving them requires more concentration than I really want to impart. I mean, I have to read them. And they’re electronic so I can’t even set them on fire or impale them on a spike or anything. Worse than that, […]

Agents Are Visions, But Only Illusions, and Writers Have Nothing to Hide…

October 4, 2011 by

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I really want to have an agent already. And weirdly not so much because it’s the next step in my career, toward publication and so on. At this point it’s mostly just because then I wouldn’t have to do more agent research or write any more query letters and I could just write. (We will […]

She Also Remembers Things I Wrote When I Was Seven (We Do Not Speak of It)

August 23, 2011 by

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So I’m feeling kind of okay about the structure at the moment, as opposed to ‘oh god, oh god, what did I do?’ so that’s good. I laid it out, wrote in the bits in the gaps, and finally have something that I feel like I can show someone without killing myself. And it’s about […]

Doing It Wrong

August 12, 2011 by

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I just realised I’m doing it wrong. I have to stop trying to sell the plot and instead try to sell the story. Or the theme anyway. Cause one of the reasons I’ve hated writing the query letters and spent so much time banging my head against the wall is because every time I try […]

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