So I entered a writing contest. My Fantasy, Futuristic and Paranormal RWA loop is sponsoring an On the Far Side Contest and I entered. They wanted the first twenty pages so I cleaned it up and off it went. As soon as I hear anything, so will you.
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I did it.
But, I haven’t even sent one query on this one yet. Let me tell you, the odds are not with me.
That being said, I love this book. I love the characters and the world. Without sounding completely egotistical, I think it’s good. Hopefully she will too.
On pitching and scary agents and whatnot.
Ever since I found out that she was coming, I’ve been wondering what kind of person she would be. What the experience would be like, that kind of thing. I mean she seemed nice enough on twitter but how mean can you really be in 140 characters? (Don’t answer that question, I know people can be plenty mean on there)
For those of you who are not familiar with the writing industry, an agent is the key to a successful writing career. Finishing the book is only the first step in an incredibly long process. Without going into all the detail, let me just say that getting an agent to read any portion of your book is a huge step forward. It’s a step that will hopefully lead to them choosing to represent you. Now you know why I said scary agents in the title. It is scary to think someone is going to read and judge something you’ve poured hours of time and your heart and soul into.
Deidre was actually very nice and extraordinarily easy to talk to. I did pitch Possession to her. And while I think my pitching skills need a ton of work, she requested that I send three chapters and a synopsis to her.
Keep your fingers crossed for me that she likes it enough to read the rest of it.