Tags: agents, pitching, submissions, writing
July started off with a bang!
and the noise just keeps coming…. What else is new? Fireworks, thunderstorms, and overall my writing life has been thundering along. I spent the better part of Saturday, July 9th pitching to agents at an online workshop. It was truly a learning experience. Agents are just super nice folks with a job that carries them to all sorts of events and online things. I really felt sorry for the ones with early calls, as it was done via Zoom. At least my lady was very put together and attentive. I was ever so grateful to all of them for their
Jumping off the cliff
While I am following my goal list I have encountered a bit of a new twist. The book is at 86,000+ words already and this rewrite is growing it fast. It is a YA fantasy, and therefore expected to be a little on the high end of page count (more like 60-65K), but certainly not as big as an adult fantasy. I worry that too much world-building will make for such a massive book that it won’t be accepted anywhere. I guess I could add in all the world-building (this IS the rewrite after all) — and then cut the
Wait. I think you have me confused…
So, here I sit. Writing and rewriting this darn query. Lol–after all the angsty thoughts of the last few days, I really got serious and worked on it for TWO hours this morning. And I think I may have one that is pretty good. I will look at it again tonight and see if I am still happy with it. One of these days, I will be able to announce that I am sending it somewhere…if I ever get the courage. For some reason, I can promote every one in the world but myself. My work, I am so close
Am I Good Enough?
Welcome to another episode of my podcast. Tonight my mind is dark and dreary. I question my ability to achieve my goal. [powerpress]https://www.kimsmithauthor.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Am-I-Good-Enough.m4a[/powerpress]
I counted it up and as of this date, I have six full-length novels, one novella, and one heckuva lot of short stories to my credit. Well, me and Kaycee Conners. That other side of me. And what do I have to show for all that work? A writing voice. A bunch of published words, albeit some not so worthy, and a great desire to stretch out and see if I have improved enough to get an agent, and maybe a writing life worth my efforts. Not saying self-publishing isn’t a good way to go, it is. But when it