How I Got My Agent, I Guess?

Well. Here we are. I literally never thought I'd be making this post because I just assumed this goal would forever be unattainable. I tend to write weird things. Things that could be marketable, yes, but you might have to squint at them a bit. I 'm most inspired by anime and video games and… Continue reading How I Got My Agent, I Guess?

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

On Writing, Ableism, and Self-Worth

To begin this post bluntly: My life has not been easy. I'm fairly transparent about the various traumas I've faced, from living with an extremely abusive parent for 25 years to dealing with surgery and chronic illness. On top of that, I also have a learning disability and a stutter that makes it difficult for… Continue reading On Writing, Ableism, and Self-Worth

Query Hell (Again): Author Mentor Match Edition

You may be looking at this post like, hey, I thought you'd already queried before? What's going on? Yes, dear reader. I┬áhave queried NEON TIGER before. Decently, I might add. I queried about 30 agents during my first round (about a year ago at this point!) and garnered four full requests (3 of which were… Continue reading Query Hell (Again): Author Mentor Match Edition

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: My Journey So Far

I've talked about querying before on this blog, posting a brief snapshot into my journey towards becoming a ~REAL LIFE PUBLISHED AUTHOR~. You see, dear readers, I am 26 years old and have queried three novels so far. None of them have panned out! I'm glad the first one didn't because it was a mess.… Continue reading Query Hell: My Journey So Far

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