Motivation · Querying

On Rejection…

As anyone who who is a creative person or artist knows from experience, putting your work in front of others can be a terrifying experience. You spend days, months, or even years creating this thing that you love. You pour your heart and soul (and some sweat and tears) into it. You polish it, make… Continue reading On Rejection…


The Stages of Querying

As far as I can tell, there are at least six stages in the agent querying process. There may be more, for all I know, as I’m still only part of the way down the list, but from what I can tell the stages go something like this: Send your first query letter Receive your… Continue reading The Stages of Querying

Querying · Recommendations · Self-Publishing · Traditional Publishing

The Fear of Querying

I used to think that there was this great canyon that divided the published authors from the unpublished authors. That those authors that had successfully brought a book into the world and into the hands of actual readers were on one side (far, far away) and I and my unpublished compatriots were on the other.… Continue reading The Fear of Querying