It Sucks Until It Doesn’t: Staying Grounded through the Good & Bad

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

“It sucks until it doesn’t.” That was advice given to me by one of my critique partners when I was stuck in the query trenches, trying to find an agent. I was adrift on the query sea, which looked a lot like this: send a query, cross my fingers, get a rejection, try to (over)analyze it even though it’s clearly a form letter, send another query, cross my fingers…get a…

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Why you win, even when you don’t…

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

This week on The Debutante Ball we’re talking contests and conferences, and since I’ve only done the first one (most conferences are scattered throughout the U.S. and Europe, which means this Canadian author must look and dream from afar…for now) that’s where I’ll focus my post. When I first discovered the online writing community on Twitter, it was like finding a group of like-minded minions, and I mean that in…

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Deb Molly’s Quick Query Quest

Confession: I find the idea of posting my agent query letter to be completely mortifying. I wrote it more than four years ago, and I basically had no idea what I was doing. While you’re at it, would you like to see the cover letter I wrote to get my first job? (Don’t get your hopes up!) But I’m gritting my teeth and posting it anyway, because I remember scouring…

Wednesday, November 30, 2011
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