Tag Archives: YA fiction

Beach walks and day dreaming

This is where I walk most evenings.  I know, it’s nice isn’t it?  I used to run along the beach until I broke my leg a few months ago.  I suppose the only up side of a broken leg was … Continue reading

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Next book

While writing The Quadrants, I spent months getting into the fantasy genre.  I had never been a fan of X-men, Lord of the rings, the Avengers or any fantasy-type book at all.  I wrote the first draft as a blank … Continue reading

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40 Submissions

Submissions = 40 Rejections = 10 MS request (partial) = 0 MS request (full) = 0 Offers of representation = 0   I’ve decided submitting is like going to the gym.  Some days I don’t see any benefit in it … Continue reading

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Current progress

Submissions = 24 Rejections = 3 MS request (partial) = 0 MS request (full) = 0 Offers of representation = 0   Thought you might like to read my rejections as they come in: #1 – Thank you for querying … Continue reading

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Still submitting

So, my submission count is up to 20 so far. It’s been school holidays so I haven’t had as much time to work on it.  And surprisingly, it takes quite a while to prepare each submission.  Before sending off to … Continue reading

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Submitting

Yay, the time to submit The Quadrants to agents has finally come! My awesome friend, Mia, who is normally kept busy in my dungeon re-reading a multitude of manuscript drafts, researched agents for me on the weekend, and came up … Continue reading

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Final Read Through

Woops, I didn’t post last week, sorry.  I was furiously writing the first half of The Quadrants into a separate book of its own.  I think it’s worked well.  The three chapters I had previously cut out because of the … Continue reading

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1 becomes 2

I’ve finally conceded defeat and The Quadrants has now become two books! I didn’t want to risk it being rejected just because it was too long, so I have split it into two.  Book 1 will now end up around … Continue reading

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Finishing and Starting Books

Finishing So, to date I have submitted The Quadrants to 10 agents, and so far I have gotten back 2 rejections (they were very prompt about it too).  Six were UK based agents and four were in the US. I … Continue reading

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Persistence

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