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Platform

The conundrum I’m facing today: Writers need a platform. For a platform, they must seduce people into caring that they exist and write books. To seduce, they must interact and self-promote. Follow my blog with Bloglovin (AKA Bloglovin’ says I have to do this if I want my blog on their site.) Not everything you hear about introverts is true, but it is sterling 100% silver true that I hate self-promoting. And, OK, to be honest I’m not super fond…

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The Magic of Manuscript Rejections; Month 3

Three months into this journey. By this time I get to look back on my shiny new starting to query self, point, and laugh. I wasn’t so blindly optimistic that I thought my first round of queries would result in a book deal. The research and all the articles I found made it pretty clear that only in a world that includes unicorns does that happen. The answers I’ve gotten have been about what I expected for an unknown, unpublished…

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The Magic of Manuscript Rejections; Part the Second

Lets review the scoreboard so far! Established Medium Size Agency: #pass, with a very polite form letter. Much appreciated. Established Medium Size Agency: No reply, which means #pass New Small Agency: Zero reply and it’s past their stated 4 week response time. #pass Established Medium Size: Still no reply. Their stated reply window is 12 weeks and it’s been about 10, so I figure #pass. Small Independent Romance Only Agency: #pass with the kindest personal letter full of pointers for me, which…

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