Oh my hesitant****squeee****

Posted on Jan 31, 2008 at 9:22 pm

umm this is what I just got from my agent Dear Leah:  This is what I just received from [name of publishing house] “As for The Hartfield Affair — one of my editors is really intrigued by the book and has lots of ideas. She’d love to talk to the author to discuss how to further develop […]

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good movies and chocolate

Posted on Jan 15, 2008 at 5:38 pm

Trying to keep my mind on things I like- fighting the winter blues, like everyone else. Reading Atonement and Golden Compass at the same time. Slowly. Because when I am sad I prefer my own world to the ones that others create for me. Also checking email about twenty times a day for no particular […]

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more writing

Posted on Jan 10, 2008 at 7:57 am

Yesterday was my day off and I got a lot done both at home and on the laptop.  Ran some errands, cleaned out the kitchen cabinets (very necessary), took daughter to voice lesson, put everyone to bed then drafted outlines and brainstormed- ending up with the first chapter written- about 1000 words. Not bad for one […]

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Posted on Jan 9, 2008 at 11:17 am

 My agent just wrote and said she will send it along to adult editors after she hears from one more editor (adult one? I’m not sure) Meanwhile she suggested that I hold off on the sequel (Thank God- I was doing that anyway) and try something else, possibly YA this time, because that market is […]

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Choral refrain

Posted on Jan 8, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Another young adult editor joins the familiar chorus!My agent just emailed me this:Here’s what I’ve heard from [publishing house name]  Both a colleague and I read THE HARTFIELD AFFAIR with interest (what an interesting hook with the support of the estate), but while it’s an impressive homage to the original Holmes stories, we fear that […]

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another rejection (#4)

Posted on Jan 4, 2008 at 12:34 pm

 Fourth rejection from a young adult editor. Rather a curt one too. What if we run through everyone and no one wants it? Do agents give up on their clients? Do they write dear john letters that say, “sorry I made a mistake and maybe you should search for another agent?” Sorry, but that does go […]

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