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by maybegenius
December 11th, 2011, 8:32 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 77595

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congrats Margo! That's AWESOME. But we already knew you were awesome, so can't say I'm surprised :D Although that doesn't make the news any less amazing!
by maybegenius
December 2nd, 2011, 2:09 am
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: How did you think of your blog name?
Replies: 15
Views: 3771

Re: How did you think of your blog name?

True story: in college, my friend and I were thinking up fake band names for fun. "Maybe Genius" was one of my made-up band names. Years later, it's what I named my blog. It just seemed to fit the idea I was trying to convey at the time -- that I was an aspiring author who might have something to of...
by maybegenius
November 20th, 2011, 1:42 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: The Dream Agent
Replies: 10
Views: 3716

Re: The Dream Agent

I certainly agree that I didn't know which agent was the best fit for me until I spoke with them and heard what they had to say about my work and what, if any, changes they wanted to see. I definitely had an idea of agents who I thought it would be cool to work with based on their online personas an...
by maybegenius
November 14th, 2011, 3:25 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 77595

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congrats, Charlee, that's awesome! Good luck! (Or break a leg?)

Thanks, Guardian. Best of luck with yours.
by maybegenius
November 11th, 2011, 12:39 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Errrr.....Excuse me?
Replies: 6
Views: 1883

Re: Errrr.....Excuse me?

Try not to overthink it too much :) I had to nudge a few agents when I was querying, either because I needed to hear back within a certain timeframe or they'd told me I could contact them if I hadn't heard from them in X amount of time. Just keep it short, polite, and professional. "I'm emailing to ...
by maybegenius
November 11th, 2011, 12:35 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 77595

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Huge congratulations, Karen! It's so awesome to hear success stories from Bransforumers :)
by maybegenius
November 1st, 2011, 9:54 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 314948

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

GIANT SIGNED BOOK GIVEAWAY YAAAAAAY. Enter for a chance to win signed books from Scott Westerfeld, Laini Taylor, Maureen Johnson, and Stephanie Perkins :)

http://maybegenius.blogspot.com/2011/10 ... ntest.html
by maybegenius
October 29th, 2011, 7:21 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Finally broke Amazon top 100.
Replies: 8
Views: 1971

Re: Finally broke Amazon top 100.

Huge congratulations! That's no small feat! I hope you continue to see success with it and your future works :D
by maybegenius
October 29th, 2011, 7:17 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: How fast do you edit?
Replies: 21
Views: 2877

Re: How fast do you edit?

For me, it depends entirely on how much work I still need to do and what sort of editing I'm doing. Line edits? I can do an entire 70-80K word manuscript in about three days' worth of work. Developmental edits? A lot longer. It takes me maybe a week to make it through my manuscript with notes, and t...
by maybegenius
October 28th, 2011, 8:39 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 314948

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

My latest two posts re: accepting an offer of rep and the nitty-gritty "before the offer" stuff:

http://maybegenius.blogspot.com/2011/10 ... ented.html
http://maybegenius.blogspot.com/2011/10 ... dream.html
by maybegenius
October 26th, 2011, 3:51 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 77595

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Thanks, you guys! I'm still pretty much walking on air.

@Ginger - Oh, there was definitely some champagne last night ;)
by maybegenius
October 26th, 2011, 1:53 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Rejection Stats
Replies: 227
Views: 93787

Re: Rejection Stats

So, now that I've officially accepted an offer of representation, I feel comfortable posting my stats. The rejections stung a lot, of course, but I'm feeling pretty good about my numbers, I think. Queries sent: 30 Rejections on queries: 10 Requests for pages (partials or fulls): 16 Rejections on pag...
by maybegenius
October 26th, 2011, 1:27 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 77595

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

So, I started querying exactly two months ago, and it's been kind of a whirlwind. And I am very, very, VERY happy to announce that I just accepted an offer of representation with Michelle Andelman of Regal Literary. I am beyond excited to start working with her. I felt like she really "got" my book ...
by maybegenius
October 16th, 2011, 12:49 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Victory!
Replies: 15
Views: 2338

Re: Victory!

Congrats! You wrote a book! Yes, it still needs work, but you did it, and that's a really big step :)
by maybegenius
October 16th, 2011, 12:47 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: NANOWRIMO~!
Replies: 29
Views: 6465

Re: NANOWRIMO~!

I'd like to try again this year. I don't know if I'll be able to pull it off, but it's definitely fun :D