As I mentioned earlier, I sent three-line pitches for my novel, Thursdays At Coconuts, to a couple of agents and editors via the Savvy Authors site last week.
First, do you know how many times you can change a three-line pitch? Let me tell you--a LOT. I guess I finally got it right because I scored two requests in one week--one from a literary agent, Jill Marsal, and the other from the editor of Soul Mate Publishing. I also have three literary agents waiting (maybe not so patiently) for my work. I think it's only fair that I send it to them at the same time. Hopefully, today!
After three long years of setting my novel aside due to a family tragedy, maybe my women's fiction will finally see the light of day. Fingers crossed. As you know, during those years, I switched genres and now have two children's picture books published. I love writing both genres.
All week I've been in my pj's or sweats, make-up free with dirty hair, hunched over my keyboard. (A pretty picture, right?) I've tightened sentences, hunted for repetitive words, changed character names (I had four "S" names!) I also removed several chapters containing a secondary character for the already planned sequel where two new main characters will be introduced. And, of course, my characters started talking to me again so I added a few fun scenes. I also took time to research some crazy stuff that I can't wait for you to read.
Right now, I'm one-third finished editing. It's tough to get through 308 pages, word by word, line by line, but Thursdays At Coconuts is better for it. Congrats to several of my writer friends, (Lisa Wells, Wanda Fittro, Shirley McCann, Sharon Kizziah-Holmes and Susan Keene) who also received requests from various agents and publishers.
Let me know how you're progressing and a huge thanks to Savvy Authors for the opportunity. Good luck to everyone!
Sounds like you are on top of it. I on the other hand am reading and thinking. Good luck Beth. I hope a bidding war for your ms starts soon. What, no skinny latte?ReplyDelete
No time to leave the house for Starbucks, sadly. Thank you and good luck to you as well!Delete
So exciting for all of you. Good luck!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Sharon. Let's hope we all get contracts. It has been an exciting, stressful week.Delete
Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I truly appreciate your efforts andReplyDelete
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Thanks for commenting. I've been on vacation and am behind on my blogging. Will get on it soon!ReplyDelete