Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Over ten requests for the manuscript. Three rejections. Ugh!!!! Rejections blow.

I open my email every morning, sometimes before I even pee. Whenever I see an email from an agent my stomach falls. The chances are better than good that it is going to be a rejection letter. Either "no I don’t even want to look at your manuscript" or "I looked and I didn’t like". Those are the worst.

I did have one agent give me a personalized rejection letter. He gave me some advice about why he didn’t choose to represent my novel. Thanks! Only, the thing is, what he wanted is what I worked really hard to not do.

I don’t like reading novels that get so caught up in the wind blowing through the chick’s hair that you loose the story. I skim over that stuff.

What about you? Who likes all the nitty-gritty details?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

I feel so fortunate right now. In the last five days I have had several requests from agents to view my manuscript for Wake Up. It isn’t the easiest task in the world to get agents to read manuscripts. They receive queries by the dozen.

I owe a huge thanks to a comment from someone called 150 on the Evil Editor blog. This person took my little query, shredded it, and wrote the outline of the one that I am now using. It has made all of the difference, I believe.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

I have well over 200 views of my manuscript on Scribd. Where are all of my comments?

Special thanks to my good friends the Hemerts for posting!

Also if anyone wants to read silly, inside joke hiakus check out Janet Reids blog. My hiaku is the one under Ana.

Friday, July 3, 2009

If you send an email to eredsage@gmail.com you will be entered to win two free paperbacks. Be sure to put a link to this blog in the body of the email to be entered.

By doing so you will enter yourself and me into the contest. Win, win right!

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Great Reference

I recently read a book by an author I have never read before and without it being a recommendation. This doesn't often happen.

Carolyn Jewel's Scandal was the perfect break from the line of books I have been reading. (I am addicted to Jane Ann Krentz right now.)

Ms. Jewel has some wonderful advice for writers on her webpage that I reference all of the time. In return for her information I thought it only fair that I purchase one of her books. Scandal was my fist Carolyn Jewel purchase, but most certainly will not be the last. I plan to read My Forbidden Desire when I am done with my current read. I also look forward to viewing her backlist.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Mistakes already

Oops. On page 13, i think, chapter two starts, but it is labeled chapter four.

Thanks to Elise for catching it.