Now that we’re officially more than two weeks into the New Year, it feels right to do a little New Year’s Round-Up for 2017—gotta love that sweet, sweet procrastination. But 2017 was such a garbage year, I wanted to put something out into the Internet ether about the good/cool things that happened. Positivity, people—they keep … Continue reading 2017 Round-Up
Well, NaNoWriMo is fully over and it's December which means most agents are on submission hiatus or whatever it's called and I still don't know how buying a domain/website works and some agents say you need a website and some say you don't--okay brain, stop. If the domain you want hasn't been taken yet, it … Continue reading Ah, the depths of query hell…
Hey WriMos and non-WriMos. It's the 10th of November and I hope everyone working on NaNoWriMo this year is kicking butt. I hit 25K yesterday and I put together a familiar little journal entry on my writerly Tumblr blog here if you'd like to go check it out there (there's a little bit on my … Continue reading TFAB #9: NaNoWriMo Journal Entry
No, y'all, it's a million dollar idea, trust me. A LinkedIn for queries, a catching-place with all the bells and whistles of all the things you think should or could be attached to your query but can't be with the current professional procedures. Check it out here and tell me I'm lying! Also, I have … Continue reading TFAB #8: LinkedIn for Queries
Two posts in one morning?! Surely that is not-good blog behavior! Yeah, I don't care, I need all the help I can get. You can find my Twitter pitch entry here for the pg. 70 contest. You can RT and heart as you like if you do truly like the idea (I ain't gonna beg … Continue reading #70pit17 Entry–Show it some love!
Well, I just had an agent sorta request my revised first chapter!!! (I asked if I could send it in response to a reject letter, which you're not usually supposed to do, but it wasn't a form reject and I thought why the hell not.) Also entering the #70pit17 and #PitMad contests this week. It's … Continue reading Query Update
So, how does one consistently blog when one is also revising a manuscript, planning and outlining another, and querying every day/week? Whoever does it, you must be practicing time travel...
Hello again everyone. I just wanted to put it out into the universe that I've started submitting again--with a fresh, updated, much prettier and less dense query letter. The original writerly blog post is here, but I don't say much else besides what I've already written here (but I would love a few more follows; … Continue reading TFAB #7: Query Time
All right WordPressians, I'm going to dive back into submitting query letters either this month or next (with Camp NaNo in full swing, I may have to start in May, but we'll see). I had an agent looking at a secondary submission, but I haven't heard anything since so I'm guessing they became uninterested (and … Continue reading Back in the Saddle
Hello people. Read this blog post from my writing-centric Tumblr blog if you'd like. It's about NaNoWriMo and writing and creativity as a subject in and of itself and it's not quite so irreverent as the usual Abjure stuff, so maybe that'll be refreshing for you optimistic types. If not, I do honestly hope it … Continue reading Thoughts from Another Blog: #3