Welp it’s that awesome time of year when the ever lovely Mercury decides to turn tail in the sky. That’s right. For those of you that have no clue what I mean, I’m talking about Mercury Retrograde. According to Susan Miller of Astrology Zone, "Mercury rules all types of communication, including listening, speaking, learning, reading, editing, … Continue reading Mercury Retrograde: The Catalyst for a Break
Almost two weeks ago I signed a contract with the editor I've mentioned in previous posts. She is incredibly sweet, patient, informative, and quick with her responses. I love this kind of communication! The appointment is from September 11th - 18th, but I'm hoping someone will cancel with her sooner. Preferably before August. I'm pushing … Continue reading Deal or No Deal: Contract Signed
In three days all of my problems could have been solved. Three days. A position at the library opened up on June 1st. I applied for it that day. For twelve days I twiddled my thumbs until at last my boss scheduled my interview on Thursday, June 15th at 2:00 pm. Currently I'm a Clerk … Continue reading Time-stamp: Moving On From A Failed Attempt
Eight hours ago I finally queried the editor from the agency I'm interested in. She has a section on her website where you fill out your information: name, email address, book genre, audience age range, and finally the premise. I've been staring at that form for weeks. Today, I finally filled it out. To my … Continue reading The Eight-hour Conversation: Querying the Editor
FAN-TASTIC OR FAIL? Wait. That's not it. "FAN-TASTIC OR FAN-SERVICE." That's it! Geekerella by Ashley Poston was definitely both fantastic and full of fan-service. My #ReadingWithoutWalls challenge, however is starting to look like a fail. Maybe that's being dramatic. But while reading this I could definitely relate to Elle. I had flashbacks to my high … Continue reading #ReadingWithoutWalls: Geekerella Book Review
The fourth draft of The Harvest is in the hands of my betas. However, I've officially decided to also get professional help. The editor I'm interested in works for the same publishing company which published one of my favorite books, Dreadnought by April Daniels. Aside from catching up on reading, I started to fiercely study the authors I adore in terms of … Continue reading Novel-in-Progress: Duology!
So the responses to The Harvest are slowly rolling in! One beta is super excited and wants to read more. I'll send her the next hundred pages! She said she usually doesn't like fantasy (she's the one that introduced me to Ellen Hopkins), but she's interested in my story. The other beta is my mom … Continue reading Responses!!! Sweet and Beautiful Responses!