Monday, May 7, 2012

What's been going on, and books for swap!

I started querying nearly two weeks ago. I'd heard it's a slow process, but hearing about it and experiencing it are two completely different things. I've been doing my best to keep a level head, but I may or may not check my email a little more often than usual. Okay, a lot more often. I don't want to be a whiner about it all, because it's just part of it. It's slow, it's nerve-racking, it's a way to burn calories with your constant accelerated heart rate. It's also the first book I've ever tried to query (thankfully I never queried the first book I completed. It was SO not ready), so realistically I understand this may not be my only query experience.

Inspired by a partial request by an actual agent (so the 25th version of my query DOES work! GOOD to know), I've been reading back through my entire MS with a fine toothed comb, straightening those extra italics, deleting the plethora of ellipses, finally admitting "yeah that line really is lame" on more than one ocassion. When you know someone with power is actually going to be reading your work, you're a LOT more critical and willing to change things your CP has been telling you all along (though I try to be good about listening to my CP gals anyway, because they're brilly).

So that's been the haps around here as far as writing goes. What's been going on with you?!

Book Swap

I still have some books up for swap. If you're interested, leave a comment with a way to get in touch with you, or use the Contact tab above to email me.

Whatever After - Fairest of All by Sarah Mlynowski (Signed ARC - Middle Grade)

Blessed (Tantalize #3) by Cynthia Leitich Smith (Signed paperback - YA)

Fated (Soul Seekers #1) by Alyson Noël (ARC - YA - NOT signed) 

Forget You by Jennifer Echols (Used paperback - YA - NOT signed)


  1. Yay for a partial request already! Good luck!

  2. Congrats on the partial request!!!

    I'd love Sarah's book. I wasn't able to pick it up while I was there!!! Forget You also looks enticing! So... what are you looking to swap with?!

  3. Glad to know that the 25th version works, because I'm almost there on mine. Congrats on the partial. I hope it works out.

  4. woohoo! congrats on the partial!