Querying Trenches and Community

It’s dirty down here, here in the trenches. Mostly, it’s dirty with coffee grounds and crumbs from that roll of Caramel Delights you ate while rewriting your query letter for the thirtieth time. I’ve been doing something lately that makes me feel the smallest ounce better, and maybe it will for you, too. I’ve beenContinue reading “Querying Trenches and Community”

#pitmad- No Reason to Get Mad about Pitches

The next #pitmad event is coming up on Thursday from 8AM- 8PM EST. Never participated before? Well, first things first– read the link above. Done that? Okay. Double check that you meet all of the key qualifications: Is your manuscript completed? When you get a request for that awesome project that you’re only 1/3 done with,Continue reading “#pitmad- No Reason to Get Mad about Pitches”

A Case for Rereading

It’s hard to beat the shiver of recognition when you read words you’ve read before, almost like hearing a friend’s voice over the phone for a first time in a long time. As writers, reading is essential and it can be hard to make time to reread a book, but I’m learning how important itContinue reading “A Case for Rereading”

Obscenities and Fiction

So I recently finished polishing up my work in progress and started querying it. After having gone through this process once with my novel-in-the-drawer, it was so much easier this time to feel when it was “ready.” One of my last read-throughs I had to have a heart-to-heart with my red pen about all ofContinue reading “Obscenities and Fiction”