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by musicgirl
March 4th, 2011, 12:45 am
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Second book in genre not represented by agent
Replies: 1
Views: 643

Second book in genre not represented by agent

Hi Nathan, So I'm in a bit of a quandary. I just finished my second book (first came close to being published but ultimately was a no-go), and spoke to my agent recently. Agent loves the new book and is enthusiastic about representing it, but admits she is not familiar with the genre's market. Shoul...
by musicgirl
February 15th, 2011, 4:53 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Have you ever gotten tired of reading your own novel?
Replies: 22
Views: 5377

Re: Have you ever gotten tired of reading your own novel?

I'm going through this right now. Waiting for editorial comments from my agent, and as I'm reading over my most recent draft I keep banging my head on the table "How did I send this to her? This sucks."

Sigh.

I want a shirt too.
by musicgirl
December 20th, 2010, 4:43 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: When you discover your agent's just not that into you...
Replies: 9
Views: 2364

Re: When you discover your agent's just not that into you...

THANK YOU so much for this post. I'm in your exact position right now. Agent loved Book 1 but was unable to sell it, and I can already tell that he's not so thrilled about Book 2, which I still haven't finished yet but gave him a synopsis over the phone. I've been really rattled over this myself. I ...
by musicgirl
April 8th, 2010, 6:56 pm
Forum: Ask Nathan
Topic: Old Ask Nathan Thread
Replies: 793
Views: 192718

Re: Ask Nathan

Hi Nathan! I got a reply to a snail mail query today with a request to send in my first fifty pages if no other agent is reviewing them. Does that mean that if I have other submissions out, I can't send my partial to this agent? She doesn't have an email address listed, so I don't really know what t...
by musicgirl
March 2nd, 2010, 1:48 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: On pacing and introducing main characters
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

Re: On pacing and introducing main characters

Thanks for your input. It's not the main plot, but I think I'm just at the point where I'm overanalyzing things now...
by musicgirl
March 2nd, 2010, 1:26 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: On pacing and introducing main characters
Replies: 5
Views: 1161

On pacing and introducing main characters

Hi everyone,

I'm working on tightening my novel...so my question is this: is 60 pages into the 400-page novel too late to introduce the third party of a love triangle?

Thanks!
by musicgirl
February 17th, 2010, 10:12 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Share your opening sentence!
Replies: 236
Views: 41227

Re: Share your opening sentence!

What's everyone's opinion on starting with a quote, especially if it's a controversial one and central to the novel's premise?
by musicgirl
January 9th, 2010, 3:33 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing
Replies: 24
Views: 5013

Re: Recommendations: How to Books on Fiction Writing

I really like Your First Novel by Ann Rittenberg and Laura Whitcomb - it's more comprehensive, but has some great chapters on revising sentences and how to make your manuscript sparkle.
by musicgirl
January 9th, 2010, 3:31 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: What are you reading now?
Replies: 520
Views: 143134

Re: What are you reading now?

The Last Chinese Chef by Nicole Mones - makes me hungry!