Tag Archive: writing tips

What’s the deal with author platforms

Now that I have a number of author interviews under my belt, I thought I would share a notable sentiment that most of them have shared with me. Each of my author interviews are with authors who have already published at least one book, whether traditionally or through self-publishing. And though most of the questions […]

Dealing with Query Rejection

Hello my wonderful readers. I am so glad you’re here. You are my favorite thing about Wednesdays. Knowing I get to talk with you today makes the day so much brighter! And I could use some brightness right now. I thought today I would talk about a heavy topic. Query rejection. Bum, bum, bum. See, […]

Things to consider before signing with an agent

Hello lovelies. Oh how I’ve missed you all! I’m feeling a bit like a hobit on the journey to return the ring to Mordor. It was hard to throw my precious (aka my manuscript) into the fires but I gathered the strength and I let go. And hopefully that’s where the metaphor ends. I hope […]

Wax on, wax off, polishing your manuscript

Well hello there! It’s so lovely to see you. If this is your first time, welcome, I’m glad you’re here. If you have visited more than once then welcome back. If you’re a subscriber then you’re my reason for bustin’ my bum each week trying to write a killer blog post. You are angels and […]

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Dance of the Sugar Plum Query

So I did it ladies and gentlemen. I sent my very first query letter! I feel like there should have been fireworks or a congratulations call from the President or…something. It was emailed to the agent that I met at the conference I just attended a week and a half ago. But it felt like […]

Why should I?

Hola mis hermosos lectores! For those of you gringas like me, that means hello my beautiful readers. I love google translate. This post may be a surprise for those of you who are used to my posts coming out on Fridays. I was just itching to share with you this week so I thought I’d move […]

Motive and Opportunity

Hello to all you out there trying to survive this crazy winter! The weather here is gorgeous, but I promise not to rub it in, much. 🙂 This week I haven’t done a lot with my novel. I rewrote my query letter a couple more times but it still needs some work. It’s so hard […]

Slaying your ill-written dragons.

Well ladies and gentlemen, the time has arrived where I have begun work on my actual query letter. The superbly talented editor Ellen Brock has graciously agreed to help me polish this bad boy until it shines so brightly, everyone who reads it will have to wear sunglasses! Now that you have that wonderfully light […]

Query, query they aren’t all contrary.

You’ll never guess where I am right now. Well, if you follow me on social media you may be able to guess since I posted a picture of it. haha It is February 6 and I am currently poolside watching my fellas enjoy their first pool day of the year! Can I just tell you how […]