Writing Check In- February 2020

4 Feb

I’ve been wanting to dedicate more time to writing. My husband had the suggestion of making a monthly feature to talk about my writing and how it’s going. It helps keep me honest(ish) and lets you all know when my masterpiece will be released to the world!

I heard back from the first agency I submitted to and, unfortunately, they’ve passed. Oh well, I didn’t expect the first one to stick. I wish I’d gotten some feedback from them, but no. I wrote back thanking them for their time and moved on.

The submission marathon continues! I’ve submitted it to three more agencies. I heard back from one almost immediately and they passed. I must have hit that agent at just the right time of the morning! Another wrote back that she passed and I was feeling courageous and asked her what made her say no. No response yet, but I’d love to get some substantial feedback.

I’ve changed my pitch letter a little, too. I added more of my elevator pitch which has intrigued some people in the past. I’m hoping that the new hook might get agents to read a little further. Fingers crossed.

I’m wondering how soon I need to seriously consider going to a writers’ conference. I know it’s a big expense, but it might be the information I need to really move forward with this project. It could give me an insight into where I’m falling short and maybe some more details on how I could edit in a different way or look for agents in new places.

The next agency I plan to pitch to has a lot of information for writers on their website. I’m exploring it as much as I can before I submit. So this next one might take a while, but I think it will help me make some positive changes.

Until next time, write on.

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10 Responses to “Writing Check In- February 2020”

  1. AnEporFaeryTale February 4, 2020 at 10:45 AM #

    The submission process can be hard, but evidently it will pay off you. You got this. 💚🤓


    • Sam February 4, 2020 at 6:05 PM #

      Thank you! I’ll keep at it. Happy writing.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. silverbuttonbooks February 4, 2020 at 12:58 PM #

    Kudos to you for applying with such a positive attitude! I don’t mind rejection but I would also love some feedback to accompany it. Good luck!


    • Sam February 4, 2020 at 6:05 PM #

      Thanks! I wonder if I’ll ever get an answer. Happy reading!


  3. Lyn Webster February 4, 2020 at 4:08 PM #

    Hoping your story finds a home soon!


    • Sam February 4, 2020 at 6:06 PM #

      Thanks. I’ve got my fingers crossed. Happy writing!


  4. nanacathy2 February 5, 2020 at 3:18 AM #

    Good luck and don’t dispair- even J K Rowling and the Bronte sisters had problems!


    • Sam February 5, 2020 at 11:06 AM #

      I hear the same thing from a lot of writers so I’m trying to stay positive. Happy writing!


  5. MrsDMVH February 6, 2020 at 1:09 AM #

    Hopefully you’ll gain some constructive feedback and will be able to find the perfect fit with someone for your book! Keep on getting it out there!!


    • Sam February 6, 2020 at 11:29 AM #

      Thank you. I’m still motivated to keep moving forward! Happy writing!

      Liked by 1 person

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