Times like these, I definitely need a big Earth Curse hug.
August 21, 2014
Submission away! I’m very excited to share my novel with new people, but its frightening as well. I know this is a step I must take on a journey of my own. I’ll keep everyone informed of Threadcaster’s progress, thank you all for supporting me so far — you’ve all been amazing! Earth Curse Hugs for everyone!
It’s my birthday so I’ll draw what I want to, which today is TONS of Cat and Peter cuddles :)
Today was a fantastic day! I hope to report more about Threadcaster adventures later, but for now know that all the love and attention I’ve given to Threadcaster this summer is actually paying off! I had a wonderful Threadcaster themed birthday complete with cuddle pictures.
I sent another query tonight. Queries are frightening — you send something you love dearly out into a world nearly guaranteed to reject it. Getting interest in a book is a prize akin to winning the lottery. Did you buy that ticket at the right store on the right day at the right time? Peter here hopes so… let’s all hope so.
I’ve been back at the Threadcaster grindstone temporarily while I begin querying again. I’m super nervous about querying my work because so much rides on putting the book in front of the right people. When I stress out, I make art… so here’s Cat floating… or.. something.
I sent a collection of queries today! I’m very proud of myself.
For anyone hoping to publish a book, queries and rejections can be really scary, but I want to remind you all that you can’t sell something no one has seen, and it’s possible for agents to like your work and not want to represent it. I need to remind myself, as I shoot emails into the aether, that a rejection is the elimination of one of ten million options. I should be grateful for rejections, because that’s one more email I won’t have to send again… at least until Ghosts of Whitehall is finished :)
I am starting the query adventure again today! I’ve penned a great letter and now I have to edit up some sample pages, but it’s very exciting and I’m hoping for the best while preparing for the worst :)
As a cool down before bed, I wanted to mess around with this pencil drawing from a while back. It’s Cat, the protagonist from my novel Threadcaster… I miss that novel. I’m looking forward to going back to it someday.
Hello friends and Threadcaster fans. Sorry I’ve been so quiet around here. I’ve been giving the book a little shelf time while I distance myself in prep for my final edit and a return to the query track!
My new project is a novel called “Ghosts of Whitehall”, a ghost hunting story from the ghost’s point of view!
I’ll update you all about the project more later, for now here’s a picture of my main character!
This is one of my favorite pictures of Peter! I am really proud of the way I posed him to show off his height and his thick limbs and also the ground, since he’s turning to stone. I’ve been away from Threadcaster for a few weeks now, and I’m getting a little homesick for my poor characters. Peter here will always be my buddy, I hope he’ll find a way to everyone else’s hearts some day.
My free copy of Threadcaster is on its way to my house! I’m so stoked! It’s shorter than I thought it would be at a couple leaves shy of 300 pages, but I am NOT COMPLAINING! It’s on it’s Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay!
Hey all! I’ve had a busy 2014 so far, but today is Threadcaster day. I’m working hard on a brand new first chapter and a couple edits for the last chapter with the goal of sending it into Lulu and getting a hardbound copy printed. I hope this will make the book feel final, and I’ll be able to commit to this as the ultimate version and move it into its next stages.