It just takes one yes

I’m almost at the point where I feel I should stop talking about querying and rejections.   It’s time to focus on the positive, yes?  With Query Hell behind me, it’s time to retire the spreadsheet and move forward in this process. ...

Friday ramblings

As you might have guessed, I’ve been workin’. It’s been a busy, busy week.  Any week that Steve travels a lot is busy for me, because I like to take advantage of the absolute peace and quiet brought on by his absence.  No sounds of sports...

Why I love Wednesdays…

… it’s hump day, and the word hump makes me giggle. … it’s the most interestingly spelled day of the week. … there are two more requests in my inbox. In a mad frenzy, possibly induced by sleep deprivation and watching too many...

Why I love Fridays

In my inbox this morning: 1 full request for Creep (meaning the agent wants to see the entire manuscript). 1 short story acceptance from the 6S Review. All in all, a freakingly awesome good day.

The method to my madness

There’s a method to reading emails from agents, editors and publishers, and I’ve come to master it quite well. Here’s what I do when the special email address I set up specifically for submissions has(1) New Email: My heart immediately does a...