Category Archives: Random Thoughts

Not much going on here . . .

I’m just writing a post to show that I remember that I have this blog. I’m re-editing “The Rhine Maiden” in an attempt to make the opening chapters less boring. I need to start editing “It Never Rhines” and I’ve … Continue reading

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“It Never Rhines but It Pours” Finished!

Well, maybe. I typed “The End” but I’m not sure how happy I am with the ending. I’m going to take some time off from the book and see what I think when I come back to it. Sometimes, parts … Continue reading

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60,000 words and counting . . .

I’m still waiting to hear from the last two agents who have my partials. Meanwhile, I am writing away at the second book in the series. I was very excited to see today that I had reached the 60k word … Continue reading

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Second Partial Rejected

I just got a second email rejecting my partial submission. They were “intrigued by the premise” and definitely thought “it has appeal in today’s market” but it just didn’t feel different enough for them and they were concerned that it would … Continue reading

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First Partial Rejection

I just received a very nice email from one of the agencies that had requested to see the first three chapters. They were passing on the project but had some encouraging and critiquing comments. Main comment was that I don’t … Continue reading

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Fourth Partial Requested!

Yay! I am now confident that my basic plot is an interesting one and that I can write a good query letter. Now my fear is that I can’t tell a good story. Four agents are now reading my first … Continue reading

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Waiting, waiting

I have nothing new to report. I just thought I would post something to show I was still alive. I’m still waiting to hear back from the three agents who requested partials. They all said that it could take anywhere … Continue reading

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Third Partial Requested!

Wow! This is getting to be so common place that I almost didn’t scream and jump up and down. Almost. I am actually very excited about this agent. Of all the agents I have queried, this agency represents a book … Continue reading

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Another Partial Requested!

I just had another literary agent request to see the first three chapters of my book and a detailed synopsis! I opened the email expecting another rejection and had to read it twice to make sure I was seeing clearly. … Continue reading

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First Partial Requested!

I am so excited! I’ve been out of town at a wedding and unable to check my email every 5 minutes to see if an agent has written back yet. Last night I finally had a moment to connect to … Continue reading

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