Archive for the ‘Submitting’ Category

  • Drum Roll, I heard back from Stephen Fraser. What’s next?

    Thursday, April 26th, 2012

    Sigh. I wish I could report that all my dreams came true with Stephen Fraser's critique. Not so. He e-mailed me back his critique the same day Carol sent my 2000 words. That was fast. It was a critique of my 2000 words, just as promised. It was good to hear his perspective and get […]

  • Books versus Technology

    Thursday, July 1st, 2010

    There's an ongoing debate about e-books and self publishing and the growing number of ways to be published outside of traditional publishing. Part of me wants to dig in deep and resist these changes. Can't we go back to the old way? I write a pretty good book. I submit it to a few editors. […]

  • The Inbox

    Friday, June 11th, 2010

    One of the reasons I write and submit is to verify that I'm alive. Before e-mail submissions and queries, I'd check the mailbox every day for replies from editors. Of course, I wanted a positive letter of acceptance confirming my obvious writing talent and offering me loads of money. But even a rejection letter proved […]

  • E-mail Queries: Efficient or Effective?

    Tuesday, June 1st, 2010

    When querying an agent, I like the ease of the e-mail query. I can research agents, change my query letter to match the agent's taste and send out queries to a couple of agents a day. And I'm being environment-friendly: no paper for the query, no envelope for mailing, no SASE, no form rejection letter […]

  • A high from submitting

    Tuesday, March 2nd, 2010

    I get such a high from submitting, even querying. You would think after almost 100 rejections, I wouldn’t like submitting. But each time I submit, I think, this could be the one. This could be it. This agent and/or editor could love my story. I’m working on my 22nd revision of A Kiss and a […]