I Found Inspiration for My Novel in a News Story

UPDATE: I haven’t heard back from any more agents so I’ve still got 5 fulls out. I know this is a good thing but waiting can be intense. Especially since I keep failing to stay off Twitter. Today I came across a twitter pitch contestant who landed an agent and I was just like, tf. […]

Two Kind Writing Rejections?

I’m quickly becoming the queen of novel rejections. The first was a query rejection. The agent told me she liked the concept of the story but felt it wasn’t a good fit for her. But she also said she wanted to see more work from me in the future. Now, for the second rejection, it […]

Another Manuscript Request! + New Novel Deadline

I got another manuscript request! This one from an agent I queried in February. So now we’re back at 6 and counting! For those of you also querying, it really is just a waiting game. In other news, I’m making serious progress on my new manuscript. I’ve given myself until June 1st to have a […]

Why I’m Unfollowing YA Twitter

Zetta Elliott “No More Becky Books” If you follow the young adult writing community on twitter, you, too, probably came across this week’s latest hot button topic. It all stemmed from the article above by Zetta Elliott (definitely read it if you haven’t yet). The question that’s now being debated on Twitter between black authors: […]

After 4 Months, an Agent Responds

Today has been a very bad day. My depression took a severe nose dive and it hasn’t been pretty. But to make matters worse, I finally got a response from an agent I queried back on January 10th. Her profile said she responds to all queries within 2 months and that if you don’t hear […]