How I Got my Agent

I remember reading approximately three thousand "How I Got my Agent" posts while querying. Reading them made me feel so much less alone and more hopeful, so here's my contribution to the genre. Baby Author + Baby Three years ago, and shortly after my son turned one, I decided I needed to do something empowering … Continue reading How I Got my Agent

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 been … Continue reading Querying Trenches and Community

#pitmad- No Reason to Get Mad about Pitches

Brenda Drake's 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 … Continue reading #pitmad- No Reason to Get Mad about Pitches