Wednesday, January 29, 2014

And... she's back.

So... Yesterday had me in a bit of a slump. But fortunately for me, I have more than one horse in the race at the moment.

Which is good, because this lady's getting herself an agent.

Oh stop groaning. I know you've heard all this before. But really. The one upside to having worked with the editor who'd quit is that I've learned a lot more about writing and the craft than I thought possible.

In fact. *whispers* I even know why agents didn't look at Doorways back then.

This time. This time I'm not making the same mistakes. I'm making new ones, but hopefully smaller ones, that'll have an agent interested in the new work.

But for now, I'm copy-editing like a fiend. My draft query is written and I'm working on that.

Soon, lovelies, soon, I shall cry like a girl take over the world!

No. I'm totally not on uppers or anything.

Promise.

And now... home made pizza! O_O

Who's joining the query trenches with me?

23 comments:

Brandon Ax said...

I will be this year once my Epic Fantasy is done. For now it is just SP on my plate. Good luck.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Good luck getting an agent!
Have you talked to the new editor yet?

Liz Blocker said...

Good for you - why not take over the world?? Best of luck!

Patsy said...

Make new, smaller mistakes sounds like the way forward.

LD Masterson said...

Stay positive and keep moving forward. You'll get where you want to be.

Rena said...

Oh yeah, getting agent attention is simply not easy. Good luck, and there is so much you can do with an awesome query letter.

Crystal Collier said...

LOL. Oh Misha, I love your roller coaster. =) Here's to TAKING OVER THE WORLD! *lifts sword*

Emma Adams said...

I'm in the trenches at the moment (4th time lucky? Hopefully!) and the waiting is torture! Good luck with your query letter! :)

Sheena-kay Graham said...

Not seeking an agent until next year. I wish you lots of luck Misha.

M Pax said...

You will do whatever you set your mind on, and I'll help.

Glad you learned something useful. The only truly bad experiences are those where nothing is learned or gained.

Terry W. Ervin II said...

Keep pressing forward! And pizza never hurts either.

Elliot Grace said...

...your drive is inspiring, hoping it pays off for you ;)

El

Madeline Jane said...

Seriously. Your enthusiasm is contagious. :) Good luck taking over the world!

klahanie said...

Hey Misha,

More importantly, what sort of toppings on your pizza?

Gary :)

erica and christy said...

Go Misha! I love your positive attitude - it will take you places (beyond the pizza place, haha!)!
erica

Nicole said...

Here's to taking over the world from the query trenches!! :)

Kelly Hashway said...

I was in the query trenches in November and December. I hope your time in them is as short as mine was the second time around. I think knowing more really helps you fine tune your manuscript and your query list to find that perfect match. Good luck!

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Boldly go and make new mistakes! Good luck.

Robin said...

Who says you can't cry like a girl and take over the world? All of the best wishes headed your way in your agent hunt!!!

Susan Oloier said...

Best of luck with the agent search, Misha. I traveled that path on and off for close to two decades. I'm done with it. It disappoints me every time. Hope to hear good news from you, though!

Christine Rains said...

Mmm, homemade pizza. Good luck with your querying! Your story sounds fantastic. I'll be joining you on querying this year. It terrifies me!

S.P. Bowers said...

I love homemade pizza. I don't get it enough because my kids don't like pizza. What kids don't like pizza?! Mine apparently.

I hope to be querying by the end of the year.

Stephanie Faris said...

You go, girl! I may have mentioned this already, but I landed my agent after another agent asked me to completely change it from a YA to a MG. I did all that work and he rejected me. The book was better by then, and I knew it, so I sent it to an agent that really impressed me..and she agreed to represent me. I ended up with a better agent than the guy who had asked me to revise it. Sometimes rejection is a good thing!