4 1/2 Things I’ve Learned From My (Unpublished) First Novel

Posted Jan 17 2018 in , , , ,

  Two weeks ago I laid bare all the gory details of my year querying agents. This week, after a lovely lunch with my writing tribe, I’m taking a closer look at my first novel. And I’m realizing Book One can teach you quite a bit. Mine has taught me plenty. All related to sayings I’ve […]

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A Year in the Query Trenches

Posted Jan 3 2018 in , , , , , ,

Well, here we are again. A new year. A time to look back and say…wait, what? Some years float in nice and easy like the egrets that glide over the lake in my backyard and some skid in hot and reckless like my 16-year-old when she’s late for school. I’m feeling more of the latter […]

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The Power of Perspective

Posted Sep 13 2017 in , , , ,

Perspective is a tricky little thing…in life and in writing. The archaic definition is “an optical glass.” And for writers that optical glass can be a critique partner or beta reader or brutally honest friend. In life, it can be a hurricane. The other day I picked up my newly fluffed and puffed doggie and […]

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3 Questions for agent Kristy Hunter

Posted May 31 2017 in , , , , , ,

I’ve mention this local conference several times and here I am mentioning it again. The NOLA Written in the Stars Writers Conference. At this year’s conference, I had the pleasure of meeting and pitching my novel to Kristy Hunter, submissions coordinator and associate agent at The Knight Agency. Pitching, for those who don’t know, is when […]

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Ah, The Sweet Smell of…Rejection

Posted Apr 5 2017 in , , ,

Let’s all take a minute to appreciate rejection. Actually, I may need more than a minute. That first euphoric query “send” high has worn off – well, that didn’t take long! And now I’m in the second ring of Dante’s (query) Hell…rejections! I had a week off last week – no blog, no writing, no […]

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