Tag Archives: revising

It’s rewrites and beer o’clock!

  ICYMI, Harper Voyager (the specfic branch of big-sixer Harper Collins) is throwing wide its submission doors for two weeks in October to unagented, unsolicited FULL manuscripts. HV publishes bigwigs like Richard Kadrey, Gregory Maguire, Kim Harrison, Clive Barker, Jack … Continue reading

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The joy [and pain] of beta readers

I’m sitting here in a friend’s living room while she reads my manuscript. I’ve voluntarily subjected myself to this, of course, having given comment-making rights on the Google Doc to a half-dozen or more people, to suffer the slings and … Continue reading

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It’s not me, it’s you.

I gave up on a manuscript a few days ago. I was 26,057 words in. This is better than it sounds. This year’s NaNo project turned out better than it had any right to. I wrote 80,000 words in 30 … Continue reading

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Seven Things I’ve Learned About Querying

I have finished a second draft of FRAMED, and, in order to give it some distance before I look at it again, I have begun the daunting task of drafting query letters. In the late nights at Books-A-Million, leafing through … Continue reading

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