Thursday, 27 June 2013

The Hardest Part.

The hardest part is waiting. I have NO patience...and when I say NO patience, I mean that I pick at my nails anxiously. Refresh my inbox every few minutes, even though I know that it'll take weeks before I hear back. I want to apply the practice of no news is good news, but man it's hard. Because in the literary agency field, no news may mean, eh we didn't like it you should keep looking.

I do appreciate how kind they are with their rejections, but sometimes honesty would be preferred.


So this morning I have been on twitter following #MSWL (Manuscript Wish List). Basically literary agents tweet their wish lists of manuscripts to represent. So it's amazing and if anyone is looking for a literary agent twitter is an amazing outlet to find a great one!

So, needless to say that I have been sending query after query off! Lets hope that this amazing opportunity triggers something for me!!

Tuesday, 25 June 2013

Thank You!

When I first finished my book I emailed it to my sister because I knew that she would tell me an unbiased, honest opinion. When she finished, she immediately called me to tell me that she loved it! I of course, thought that she was being nice, so when I got a few emails and comments that were all positive I emailed her and said, "People actually like it!!!
Her response was, "I told you so!!! I worry about you sometimes..."

I've gotten some amazing feedback, and honestly every email or comment helps me stay focused when I have doubt!!! Seriously it's amazing!! I wish that I could post the rest of my book on here for you all to read! But because of copyright issues I am unable to, but like I said before I will keep you posted as to what is happening!

Thank you again!!!

Thursday, 20 June 2013

It's UP!!

For all of those stopping in I just want to say thank you! It means a lot that you'd drop by and support my work!

Alright the first hundred pages are up. I just want to warn you that it's not perfect there are still grammar errors and punctuation mistakes, and I will take care of those as I re-edit over and over again! But thank you for your patience and time to read it.

I figured I would give you all a sneak peak into what I love doing! Because I really do love writing, and it's weird sometimes I don't even know how I feel until it's written down. Anyways thank you! And if you like what you read share the link or pass it on to a friend! If you have any constructive feedback please feel free to email or message me!

Thank you!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Midnight Rant....

I woke up last night randomly and had this crazy story wavering in my head. Needless to say it was relentless and needed to wake me up. So I wrote what I could into my phone and fell back asleep. This morning when I woke up I remembered that I wrote something down, but couldn't remember what I had written about...

But here's the note....
I love writing down my character conversations. Now I don't go around thinking and acting like my characters because lets face it, I'm far too cautious to be like Henly (though it's fun to dream about) But I have this constant nagging story in my minds that's chipping away at what appears to be my sanity in an attempt to break free!! 
I think I've always been like this. My mom said I use to talk to myself as a kid. I'm just glad I incorporated that unique attribute, (and I say unique because weird sounds a little too harsh) well instead of becoming a creeper...
I'd like to blame my imagination to living out in the middle of nowhere and to two amazing parents who forced me to play outside instead of watching tv as a kid. And like several kids from my generation I learned the lava game, dirt clod wars, mud puddle diving, dressing up for music videos, from their older siblings. [Sorry I needed that brief moment to feel old and rant about the good ole days, but don't worry it's out of my system and now I can move on.]
But I am glad for these small blurbs of my life. I am glad that I had thoroughly worked my way through life and still kept my imagination because it's important.
I have no idea where I was going with that little rant, but I am sure that I had some purpose to it. I shared this because if you're anything like me I feel most awake and inspired to write at night. I feel like I can gather everything up and just lay it out on paper. That being said sometimes I wake up with a great idea and let myself believe that I'll remember it later, then when I sit to write the idea is gone and I am frustrated because I no longer remember it...So ALWAYS! ALWAYS keep something around to jot down notes or paragraphs, or like me well documented paragraphs...

The other blurb I found was about book two, which I can't post at this time, but will do so when it becomes more appropriate!  

Friday, 14 June 2013


The scariest button of my life...we'll thus far. This morning I sent out a query letter along with the first chapter of my book to Writers House. I'm psyched to see what they think, but mostly my nail beds have taken a hit since I've been chewing away at them ever since I opened the email draft.

I guess it's exciting for all of those who read my blog because you get to experience the whole adventure with me. So here goes, the process has officially begun and I'm super excited! I've been preparing myself for the rejection letters. Well, whichever letter I send out gets accepted I'll post it here so all those who are interested in the publishing buzz can look through it and use it as a reference...until then I'll just be playing the waiting game!!

Thursday, 13 June 2013

Book One. Of Many. Hopefully.

Here goes....

Book One.
(crossing my fingers, please cross yours too!)
Of hopefully many...

Over the last ten months I have found myself glued to my computer writing. At first it didn't make sense. I couldn't stop. I just kept writing relentlessly. I began to create a world, people, situations, and places. Then I felt schizophrenic because throughout my day I would create conversations about people who no one else knew. People who only lived in my mind. Needless to say, I might have gone a little crazy! But, I've made it through and my husband no longer walks in to me ranting and raving about how one of my characters is annoying and frustrating, and should probably die. After being continually reminded by my husband, that sleep is and was a necessity, I finished!

I am in the process of looking for a literary agent. Until then, I wanted to share a part of what I wrote with you, and thanks to social media I'm able to!

Thank you! I hope you enjoy!

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