Jan
22

Things I Learned AFTER I Hit "Send"
(Part Two: QueryTracker.net!!!!)

This is me being optimistic.

When I'm depressed about something, the "production" side of my personality goes into a coma and my "consumption" side takes over.  And by consumption and I don't just mean all the binge-eating of Tostitos chips and cheese dip (...did I mention the large bag of Sour Cream and Onion Rings?) I'm also talking about the binge-watching of Jessica Jones on Netflix and the lengthy bouts of lying in bed scrolling aimlessly through Google search results instead of actually sleeping.  

Thankfully for me, this state generally starts to wear off after a day or two.  However, during one of those late-night Google scroll sessions, I came across something that peaked my interest and pulled me instantly out of my query-fail induced funk: QueryTracker.net.

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Jan
21

Things I Learned AFTER I Hit "Send"
(Part One: MS Outlook hates you)

I drowned my misery in Tostitos rolled chips and salsa con queso dip.  *ALL of it*

So it’s been three weeks since I sent my first submission to an agent for consideration – and (somewhat predictably) it’s been a rollercoaster of emotions.  First off: no, I did not receive a reply from agent #1, which translates to a “no thank you” as per his submission guidelines.  But I’ve learned a few things since I hit the “Send” button a few weeks back...

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Jan
1

Happy New Year!

The Waiting Game...

Last night, I sent my first submission package to a New York agent. (NOTE: That sentence really should have about ten exclamation points from my perspective, but I’m trying to project an air of measured professionalism here.)

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