Gearing Up For WriteOnCon


I will be somewhat absent from the blogosphere this week as I jump head first into WriteOnCon. While the conference lasts only two days, it is jam packed with events – most of which I’ll be attending via forums and social networks. Needless to say, the time usually devoted to blogging will be given to WriteOnCon!


Over the last week, I’ve been working on my query letter, first five pages, and first 250 words. I submitted my query letter to the Young Adult Query Critique thread, which was quite scary, but I’m getting some good advice on how to make it better. To me, those responses have already made this a worthwhile experience.

“Ninja Agents” will be perusing all forum threads starting August 13th, so it’s imperative that I get my best work possible posted. I’m hoping to get some sort of feedback, although I’m cautiously optimistic. Just like the industry as a whole, it’s like trying to be the one face noticed in a crowd of millions.

This is the first time I’ve released anything as specific as a query letter for Novel #2. I can’t begin to say how nerve-wracking it was to let my baby go, but I am encouraged by the fact that it was not slammed with critical scrutiny. I don’t know if that has something to do with the old adage, “if you can’t say something nice, don’t say anything at all,” but I’m choosing to believe it doesn’t suck.

Wish me luck as I wade into unfamiliar territory. Hopefully, I will come out of this with thicker skin, a little wisdom, and ready for the next step.

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c.b.w. 2013