Sunday, May 31, 2009

So I wrote this book....

In January I lost my job, so in April, I did what most people do when that happens, I decided to write a book. April 4th I started writing a YA Urban Fantasy. I finished the first draft a month later, posted the first chapter on a writers forum with mixed reviews. So, I cleaned it up, added a prologue, revised the first draft, and signed up for the BookExpo America Writer's Conference. While there I participated in the pitch slam.

I pitched to three agents. Two requested that I send them partial manuscripts, and one very enthusiastic, lovely agent asked to see the full manuscript. That was last Wednesday, I sent the two partials Friday, the full one I sent this morning.

I'm a perfectionist, I had to go through it one more time. So, now the waiting starts. I was thinking that I would wait until Thursday, then I would send out a couple of queries to some other agents I am interested in.

Now, I'm the kind of person who likes to count their chickens before they hatch, so I was thinking it would be really amazing if, within a month and half I wrote a 93,000 word novel and got an agent with only having to basically query three agents. Fingers crossed


  1. Having read the book, I think you have an excellent shot at publication :-D
    I am helping you with that goal by keeping my fingers crossed too!

  2. Good luck to you.I wish you great success.

  3. Well the synopsis your Mom posted to us was really intriguing, looking forward to reading the book and hearing more about your quest to follow your dream. You go Girl!!