Browsing All Posts published on »June, 2009«

Your elevator pitch is worthless

June 29, 2009


I just attended my second ever writing conference.  I went to one a month or two ago, and this one. There’s a serious problem prevalent in writers who attend these conferences. And I think I know what it is.  But let me tell you a little about me first. I initially wanted to go to […]


June 22, 2009


I was driving to a book signing this weekend for a fellow writer who recently had a book published.  It was a supportive visit, to make sure he had plenty of people at his signing. It’s what we do to help out our pals who get their stuff picked up and printed.  I had a […]

Mr. Whitfield, please scroll down

June 18, 2009


I have a message for you.


June 16, 2009


Well. I got it. The rejection letter from the agent I sent my query to. I was kind of expecting it, and it’s no big deal that she rejected it. It was sort of a last ditch effort for that story. (I’ve already queried it before.)  But every time you send out a query letter, […]

Writers, writers everywhere, and not a drop to drink

June 4, 2009


I have come to the conclusion that there are far too many people writing books. I know, I know, who am I to judge, but it seems that everywhere I turn, there are more people writing books.  I go to writers’ meetings, I log onto writers websites, I read the comments on agent’s blogs…and there […]

New Query

June 1, 2009


Just sent out a query letter to an agent who requested it. To be honest, my hopes are not very high she will request more, but that’s okay. She asked for it, I sent it. It’s weird sending out a query letter. You pour over it and nitpick it, and ultimately you never feel like […]