Well, it finally happened. After six years of querying, hundreds of rejections, and three different novels, I managed to convince someone I should be published. I had a lot of interest in The Neverland Wars from a variety of small publishers on #Pit2Pub day, a Twitter event about a month ago that allowed authors to… Continue reading Audrey Lands a Book Deal
So today was #Pit2Pub on Twitter. I didn’t know until I logged on this morning, but I lost no time in throwing up a one-liner that piqued the interest of several independent publishers (you know, the guys who are responsible for the 20% of books that the Big Five don’t publish.) I don’t know why… Continue reading As It Turns Out, I’m Awesome (#Pit2Pub)
After several months of mostly banging my head against the wall, I’ve come up with a new version of The Neverland Wars that is about 5,000 words shorter and has a heck of a lot less exposition. Goodbye exposition. I loved thee well, but as everyone and their sister has pointed out, there’s no reason… Continue reading Revisions Off
I’m going to head out to Seattle tonight, hopefully in time to grab dinner with some old editors, but definitely in time to write with them at a little sci-fi themed coffee shop in North Seattle. It feels so strange to return to Seattle and not really be a resident anymore. When I wrote Dr.… Continue reading Dr. Derosa Boomerangs Back: Rights Revert!
So for the few of you who have been following me all along, since I started this blog to help promote The Young House, this is going to sound like déjà vu. For the rest of you, I’m happy to announce that things are looking up in my little literary career for the first time… Continue reading The Unofficial Pre-Announcement
Well, I’m at it again. I think writer must be an old Latin word for “foolishly persistent.” As if I didn’t learn from those three early years of seeking and writing and querying for representation, I’m back to the drawing board again with new novels and new resolve, determined to get myself published. It’s almost… Continue reading Querying Again
Alright, troops, I say to myself, We haven’t lost this yet. As I announced in my blog post yesterday, I just terminated my contract with my literary agency and canceled the publication of The Crystalline Princess. It’s been a long, hard ride. My friends tell me I should take a break, relax a little, and… Continue reading The Battle Plan for the New Year