Friday, June 1, 2012

Attracting An Agent

I've decided to query agents for my first women's fiction, Slightly Cracked. I've done my research and know which agents are looking for that genre. It's amazing how different their guidelines are, anything from a query only to as much as 50 pages in the body of an email!

Most agents I've found in today's market want email queries and that's just fine with me. Maybe it will speed up the process. Only one on my list wants snail mail, query only.

I'd be interested to know if you have an agent and what kind of success you've had ...  with or without one.

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

John Steinbeck offers advice

If a scene or a section gets the better of you and you still think you want it—bypass it and go on. When you have finished the whole you can come back to it and then you may find that the reason it gave trouble is because it didn’t belong there~ John Steinbeck

I can't tell you how many times I've stalled on a paragraph, scene, chapter and stopped writing completely for a few days while trying to make it work in my head. Steinbeck offers great advice. I've finally learned to move on. Eventually the section that troubled me found its placement or got deleted.

Have you had this experience? How did you solve the problem?