Booted at the pitch stage once again... For me, ABNA 2013 is done. I'm out. I must admit I am a bit disappointed. I felt my pitch was good enough this time around... and maybe it was (I don't know) as everyone keeps saying the pitch round is basically a crapshoot. And that's fine. Really. … Continue reading And it’s over before it even started…
2013 ABNA! Yay! The entry period begins on January 14, 2013... Of course, this year it has undergone some interesting changes. First, Penguin is no longer involved and the winners will be published through Amazon itself (physical and ebook formats). Second, there will be more winners and, thus, more prizes. In previous years, there were … Continue reading 2013 Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award is on!
Hello all! 😀 I have officially been tagged by my new friend Rhiann! And I now have some questions to answer... What is the working title of your book? TERRA INCOGNITA Where did the idea come from for the book? A dream... a lot of my ideas come to me that way. I dreamed of … Continue reading Tag! I’m it (GUTGAA style)!
Hello all! So... I stumbled across a 35-word pitch contest here and won a request for a full of Terra Incognita from an editor at Entangled Publishing! Very excited and nervous! It will probably be a while before I know if they want it, though. In the meantime, I will continue querying agents... I've gotta spark some … Continue reading Entered Pitch. Won Request!
I have officially edited Terra Incognita and made it a Young Adult fantasy. I know, I know... can we say "sell out!"? 😉 Heh, not really... It turned out it didn't change as much as I thought it would... I changed her age from twenty-three to seventeen (almost eighteen) and since it already had the … Continue reading So, I’ve done it…
I have been struggling with this question for well over a year... Where to categorize my book Terra Incognita... I always felt it fit better into the YA category but, unfortunately, my MC is 23 years old. Hm... conundrum, indeed. Of course, I have (very briefly) considered changing her age... but that would involve a … Continue reading YA or Adult?
Being a hopeless romantic, I can't help enjoying this holiday... even if nothing's happening for me on this day. I'm not saying I don't have a significant other... just that today was like most days... 😉 Anyway, I hope every one of you are enjoying your Valentine's Days... In celebration of this day of … Continue reading Happy Valentine’s Day!