MY BOOK SOLD!!! MY BOOOOOOK SOOOOOOLD!!!! I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW I’M SCREAMING AT YOU, BUT I’M JUST SO EXCITED TO SHARE THIS NEWS. ::takes deep, calming breaths:: Yes, so The Spirit-Hunters sold. Two weeks ago, HARPER FREAKING COLLINS BOUGHT IT. The amazing super editor Maria Gomez is now my amazing super editor. And […]
I realize that I’m not the norm — that I was incredibly blessed to have 4 agents want to represent me.* BUT, I also feel most of my luck can be attributed to the fact that I Worked my butt off to have a Perfect Product. Did my homework before querying. DREAMED REALLY BIG AND […]
You’re ready to start sending queries… YAAAAAY! It’s pretty straightforward from here. Email the query you’ve worked so hard on to the agents you’ve researched so diligently. For me, querying was a roller coaster — no joke! Like the fastest, craziest ride ever. Oddly enough, the hardest part about my query submissions was being in […]
Research, research research the agents you want to contact. Make sure these agents represent your genre, and make sure you follow the agents’ submission guidelines — every agent has a different set of submission requirements. The fastest way to get a rejection is to query an agent who doesn’t represent your genre or to not […]
So, it’s been a while since I signed with Nancy Coffey Literary & Media Representation, and I’ve yet to explain how it all happened. One of the main reasons I waited was to prevent hurt feelings or coming across as rude, but… Enough time has passed now that I think the rejected agents have forgotten […]
Welcome back to Day #2! Thanks for stopping by the Extravaganza. If you have not already, then go ahead and enter into yesterday’s giveaway. And, if you’re confused by what to do, then read through the instructions. What’s the big announcement? Here’s a run-down of my Big News (and no, I’m not pregnant).
This week marks the start of the world’s largest international trade fair for books. It’s in Frankfurt, a cool 4 hours away from me (but no, I won’t be going; apparently, there’s not much to see for aspiring writers). This book fair is where publishers and multimedia companies from around the globe get together to […]
It’s been almost a year since I first made my 13 blogs all novelists should follow, and I decided an update was needed. While those 13 blogs are still invaluable resources to the aspiring writer, I’ve come across many more to peruse. Besides, don’t we all want more excuses to surf the internet and avoid […]
I recently saw some rather shocking publishing statistics — growth in the e-book world has truly skyrocketed. According to the Association of American Publishers, in the month of June, e-books sales jumped 118.9%. If we look at all of 2010, we see an enormous 204% growth in e-book sales. Holy digital publishing, Batman! No wonder […]
August 10th, 2010. It’s coming: the greatest online convention for writers of young adult fiction. And registration began yesterday. WriteOnCon is almost here. With the growing power of the internet and the strength of online writing communities, there has been a new direction for writing conventions and conferences. Yep, you guessed it: ONLINE.