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    Cat wrangler Jeneral's Avatar
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    Sending good good luck and acquisition vibes to Niiicola and Earthling!! Hope good news comes your way soon!

    Nothing on my end. New WIP is coming together a little more each day, so that's exciting to me. I'm hitting that point where the characters are really coming alive in my head, which is a huge relief. Once that happens, I know I can write it. Also fighting a summer cold/allergies this week, so I'm doing a little longhand scribbling, taking a little Benadryl, and sleeping a lot.
    MS0: Terrible ghost story. Trunked, to be mined later for decent descriptive phrases.
    MS.5: Florida Suburban Fantasy. Drafting/On Hold till after some kissing is written.
    MS1: Contemporary romance with a Russian accent. AGENTED!
    MS2: Fake engagement plus tattoos, chicken salad, and kissing. Drafting.
    MS3:
    Kissing at the Renaissance Faire. Planning/outlining.
    MS4:
    Backstage at the ice show with kissing. Thinking idly about.
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    Hi all! I had my MFA graduation ceremony today and oh my god, I'm so sad. Like it was bittersweet. I'm really going to be miss being part of this community as a student.

    No news on my end. Just watching on MS 2
    My YA debut BURRO HILLS is coming from Diversion Books in 2018!

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    Congrats PBV!

    More life stuff this week, but should get some SERIOUS writing time this weekend. So excited to make more progress on this new project.
    Book 1: in the drawer
    Book 2: agented and on sub
    Book 3: revising
    Book 4: outlined and pending

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    Also, just saw this on Janet Reid and loved it : http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/...ubmission.html
    Book 1: in the drawer
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    Jeneral - Sleeping is good! Recharge those batteries.

    Well done pinkbow!

    I pulled out an old short story and had a crazy idea to submit it. Crazy because the short story market seems even fiercer than novels (assuming you're submitting to good publications...) and I don't think I need more waiting-for-rejection in my life.

    But I have no desire to get back to novelling yet, so I feel I should be doing SOMETHING to further my writing career. Besides posting on Twitter 50 times a day...
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    Pinkbow, congrats on the MFA graduation! Good job. That's a lot of work.
    Niicola, that mom is simply ignorant, not stupid, she just doesn't know. She'll never be a writer so she'll never get it. I'm glad you were just amused by her and not hurt or mad.

    Due to a shuffling at my agency, I now have a new agent there and am having a Monday talk with her about a sub list for my new mss. Very excited about this one, and am hoping we go out next week.

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    Quote Originally Posted by polishmuse View Post
    Also, just saw this on Janet Reid and loved it : http://jetreidliterary.blogspot.com/...ubmission.html
    This is sound advice, and also why my agent very wisely refuses to tell me who's looking at an MS until we get an offer. If I don't know, I can't accidentally make an arse of myself in front of them
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    Agreed. This was a great read, and something I'll keep in mind when I go to the RWA national conference in July. Because I have this feeling I'll still be waiting....
    MS0: Terrible ghost story. Trunked, to be mined later for decent descriptive phrases.
    MS.5: Florida Suburban Fantasy. Drafting/On Hold till after some kissing is written.
    MS1: Contemporary romance with a Russian accent. AGENTED!
    MS2: Fake engagement plus tattoos, chicken salad, and kissing. Drafting.
    MS3:
    Kissing at the Renaissance Faire. Planning/outlining.
    MS4:
    Backstage at the ice show with kissing. Thinking idly about.
    Website / Twitter

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    Niiicola: Fingers crossed! Hope good news is on the way soon.

    Jeneral: I know exactly what you mean about characters coming alive. Definitely a good sign. Keep it up! I'm also suffering through this allergy season as well. For me, a 12-hour Claritin in the morning and two Benadryl before bedtime seem to work best, but it's still rough going.

    PBV: Congrats on the MFA graduation! I'm actually going apartment-hunting in a couple weeks to scope out places to live--I'm starting my MFA in August.

    polish: Good luck with the new project! Here's to a productive weekend.

    Earthling: Good luck! I have a few stories of my own on sub right now. Getting a lot of personalized/tiered rejections, but not a single acceptance in the last year, which is... frustrating.

    CCC: Sounds exciting! Good luck!

    Got the new MS off to my agent this morning. He replied saying that my cover letter "intrigued" him, and that he would try and get to it next week. Very nervous about how he'll receive it, but also excited.

    No news on MS1, unfortunately. In a couple of months from now, it'll have officially been on sub for a year. Sigh.
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    Congrats, Pink!

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    Congrats, Pink!

    Back after 2 weeks in amazing Japan, and am already having Japan-withdrawals. But I came back refreshed and ready to go. My agent loved the edits on the MS and is getting ready for Round 2 of subs, so here we go again...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Putputt View Post
    Congrats, Pink!

    Back after 2 weeks in amazing Japan, and am already having Japan-withdrawals. But I came back refreshed and ready to go. My agent loved the edits on the MS and is getting ready for Round 2 of subs, so here we go again...
    Good luck, Putputt! Your story sounded awesome, so hoping it goes well.

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    Good luck, Putputt!
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    Best of luck, Puttputt!
    My YA debut BURRO HILLS is coming from Diversion Books in 2018!

    YA LGBT Contemporary/Thriller - On submission
    YA Contemporary Mystery/Horror - Writing, 38k+
    Short Fiction Online: Rabbit Suit

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    In other news, got a QUERY rejection today (from a query sent in November! )
    Book 1: in the drawer
    Book 2: agented and on sub
    Book 3: revising
    Book 4: outlined and pending

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    Publishing's weird like that - I got a request for a full from an agent I'd written off as "no response" a month after the agent I subsequently signed with had actually sold the book!
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    The snozberrys taste lke snozberrys spikeman4444's Avatar
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    Got a new R today! It's still exciting.

    Editor said I have a strong voice and that the writing is engaging but that the plot is too gritty for her.

    What does that mean to you? I'm guessing because it is a young adult novel and there are some elements of violence/strong language/adult content that she means it's a bit too rough around the edges for her.

    If so, I don't feel all that bad about the R. Onward and upward!
    Ah, you think darkness is your ally...but you merely adopted the dark.

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