There are a bunch of twitter pitch contests out there now on Twitter; pitmad, dvpit, sffpit, iwsgpit...but what are the benefits of taking part? If you have a completed, query ready manuscript, there are A LOT of benefits! here are the top 3... Number 1 - The most obvious one is agent and editor attention. … Continue reading Top 3 Reasons Why You Should Pitch
Hey friends! Hope everyone is enjoying some writing and reading time, or whatever gives you life! I’ve just started on my second round of edits on my middle grade fantasy adventure story. The last round was huge, it was taking it from a thin first draft to something that more closely resembled the story I … Continue reading Tackling a Revision: It’s on IG
Hey friends! 2020 has gone off with a whoosh and now I’m staring down March and...wow! It’s gone fast. This time last year, I was deep in the query trenches. Slogging my way through query tracker, twitter and every blog post and podcast I could get my hands on. I was fuelling up on info and … Continue reading On Querying
Hellooooo!! I haven't posted a blog for aeons and I'm painfully aware of how threadbare and neglected my website is looking. Since signing with an agent, I've been working super hard on my stories, polishing them up and getting them ready for the next steps. Most importantly in that process is...revision!! But what does that … Continue reading Revising a Book
Now revisions are out of the way (for now!) I’m gathering ideas and snippets for my next project. This story has been rolling round my head for a few months, occasionally bobbing to the surface when I’ve had some time to write. I usually begin with a collection of scene fragments, themes and character ideas … Continue reading Gathering Ideas
A thousand dreams, wishes and scribbled words have led me to this moment where I get to announce, I have a literary agent! It took many years to finally be ready to put together a full manuscript, and I've learnt so much along the way. And today, finally, I'm going to share the story with … Continue reading I’ve Signed with a Literary Agent!!
Wow...it has been a while! You know how time sometimes seems to have extra minutes, hours in a day, when it drags on and on and each second becomes an hour? Well, that's not how the past few months have been. If anything, Spring has raced by, a blur of moments. And now it's May … Continue reading Notes on Drafting
There's something about January's that feel all slumpy and non-productive and kind of flat. I had powered ahead with my writing before January, stormed through edits and revisions, got full and partial requests and generally felt pretty great about where my ms was heading. Then there was January. And I could not find the motivation. … Continue reading Beating a Writing Slump