Tag: agents

My First Writer’s Conference

A week ago, I had the opportunity to attend the 2019 Writing Conference of Los Angeles and since it was my first writer’s conference, I wasn’t sure what to expect. I read a lot of articles about what I needed to prepare and tips for making the most of my time and I probably stressed WAY more than necessary. Here’s…

Doldrums: a state or period of inactivity, stagnation, or depression

I haven’t blogged in a while and it’s because I’ve been trying to keep busy while waiting. The endless waiting for query responses. It’s a funny thing, when you deliberately try to distract your brain with tedious tasks and activities to prevent yourself from thinking of the one thing that always lingers in the back of your mind. When will…

Rejection: the dismissing or refusing of a proposal, idea, etc

Rejection: I knew it was coming. It was inevitable. And now that I’ve received my first rejection, I’m actually feeling okay about it. I’m not feeling dejected (sad and depressed; dispirited) and maybe that’s because I prepared myself for the high likelihood of rejection. Or perhaps I’m not too disappointed because I did get a full manuscript request on Saturday.…

Fine-tooth comb: an attitude or system of thorough searching or scrutinizing

I’m getting my manuscript ready for #DVPit next week. It’s a scheduled Twitter pitch session for books by and about diverse characters. Since my book features characters from various races and ethnicities in the melting pot of Hawaii, it seems like a perfect candidate for #DVPit. I’ve come up with some sample pitches that I will post throughout the day.…

Fangirl: an obsessive female fan (usually of movies, comic books, or science fiction)

I have a confession to make. I’m kind of a fangirl when it comes to my favorite books and authors. Not like the obsessive, camp-out for midnight book releases kind of fangirl (though, I will admit, I did go to the midnight release for Breaking Dawn). I don’t go to book signings or preorder entire series or send random gift packages…

Query: ask a question about something, especially in order to express one’s doubts about it

Since I’m patiently waiting for my beta readers, I have more time and incentive to blog. Hurray! So, let’s talk about querying. First of all, “query” is rather a “queer” word. And then you add the “ing” to the end and it’s super awkward to say. But alas, for writers, querying is necessary. While I did work for a stint at…