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Guest Post: Working With Two Editors

When I found out I’d be working with two editors simultaneously—one in the US and the other in the UK—I’ll admit I was a little freaked out. I went looking for a YouTube clip to illustrate my level of freakoutedness (totally a word) and I came up with this montage of Nicholas Cage losing his mind. Please note: I was nowhere near this bad. I don’t ever recall running down the street screaming “I’m a […]


After The First Book Doesn’t Sign or Sell

Have you ever asked yourself any of these questions: What if this book doesn’t land me an agent? Worse, what if I do sign with someone, but then the book never sells? How can I give up this amazing story? I’ve been with this book so long it’s like my kid! Will my agent drop me if I don’t sell? Am I going to be the biggest failure ever if this book isn’t a success? […]


After the Editorial Letter: a peek at revising under contract

Today is my birthday! (*does happy dance*) A year ago this time, I had just finished signing with my agent. My how things have changed! A huge milestone these past twelve months was selling my book, and after that, it was surviving my editorial revisions for Taken, which are finally nearing completion. So I thought we’d take a quick look at what happens after an author receives their first editorial letter and jumps into the […]