It’s Dead, Jim: Querying in a “Dead” Genre

I don't even consider myself a Trekkie but I love a good meme. Anyway, today I wanted to talk about something that's been on my mind lately. Something that I've been experiencing myself as of late: Querying a book in a supposedly "dead" genre. For me, that genre has been YA sci-fi. Now, if you're… Continue reading It’s Dead, Jim: Querying in a “Dead” Genre

“But I Can’t Sell This!”: Marketability and Marginalization in Publishing

Before we begin, let me just say something: I am not a publishing professional. I am an aspiring novelist who is on the hunt for an agent. Might this blog post hurt my chances? I sure hope not! But if it does, oh well, because I'm writing it anyway. Anyway, let's talk about marginalization and… Continue reading “But I Can’t Sell This!”: Marketability and Marginalization in Publishing

Midnight at the Neon Tiger: A Story of Revisions, pt. 2

Wow. Look at us. Here again. In Revision Hell. But, ah, do you see that, too? IT'S THE LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL. I'M FINALLY THERE. WE'RE FINALLY THERE. WE DID IT WOW! Okay, caps-lock over. This isn't a post about floundering in Revision Hell. It's about coming out on the other side,… Continue reading Midnight at the Neon Tiger: A Story of Revisions, pt. 2

Query Hell: Neon Tiger Stats

Querying is the worst. I've queried three books now and the process never gets any less terrible Before entering MIDNIGHT AT THE NEON TIGER in Pitch Wars, I had queried the novel briefly just to test the proverbial waters. I wanted to talk about my results here. Here are my stats according to QueryTracker, which… Continue reading Query Hell: Neon Tiger Stats

I’ve Officially Submitted to Pitch Wars!

That's right, folks. I have submitted MIDNIGHT AT THE NEON TIGER for Pitch Wars consideration. This is my first year submitting and I have no idea what to expect. I just know that I'm nervous and would be delighted to get picked. It's out of my hands now, though, and I have to let my work… Continue reading I’ve Officially Submitted to Pitch Wars!