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by HillaryJ
December 15th, 2011, 11:22 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Oh Crap Breast Cancer
Replies: 82
Views: 15857

Re: Oh Crap Breast Cancer

Hi, B.

So glad to hear you're through that. Wishing you the very best rest. :)
by HillaryJ
December 13th, 2011, 5:24 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: You know her, Right?
Replies: 7
Views: 2093

Re: You know her, Right?

I thought something along the same lines, but then there's the thing about never mentioning rejections on a query I'm sure I've read before. Hence the quandry I'm in... :roll: I don't think you need to mention the rejection, just say that [agent] mentioned [other agent] as possibly being a good fit...
by HillaryJ
December 13th, 2011, 1:08 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: You know her, Right?
Replies: 7
Views: 2093

Re: You know her, Right?

Question is: When query said agent, should I mention the first agent pointed me that way, or just treat it as a fresh start? Anyone had this problem/come across advice on how to approach it? Sorry about the rejection, Hillsy. I would probably mention it, in a casual way such as: "I was given your n...
by HillaryJ
December 2nd, 2011, 6:11 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 98533

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Thanks Sleeping Beauty, Margo and Cookie! I'm so excited for this story. It was one of the fun ones. :)
by HillaryJ
December 1st, 2011, 1:41 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 98533

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Finally received the cover art for my novella coming out in January from Carina Press. The design literally stunned me...or maybe it was the visual representation of all the work I'd done going from idea to publication. :)

http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/p/stories.html
by HillaryJ
December 1st, 2011, 1:39 am
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 98533

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Congratulations, Sleeping Beauty! That is squee-worthy!
by HillaryJ
November 30th, 2011, 3:37 pm
Forum: Procrastination
Topic: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread
Replies: 364
Views: 98533

Re: The SQUEE GOOD NEWS Thread

Sommer, that's awesome!

Congrats on your frigate, Guardian. :)
by HillaryJ
November 30th, 2011, 3:34 pm
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: How to handle request for an exclusive read
Replies: 5
Views: 2205

Re: How to handle request for an exclusive read

Six weeks is often an agent-suggested timeframe. But I've also seen two and four weeks. Unless I really wanted to work with a specific agent, I don't know that I would grant more than four. John, it would be worth it to ask her. If she is unable to give you a timeframe, feel free to specify that you...
by HillaryJ
November 27th, 2011, 8:57 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 394918

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

What motivates you to finish this scene or that chapter: the carrot or the stick?

http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2011 ... stick.html
by HillaryJ
November 27th, 2011, 4:56 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Enlisting the services of an editor
Replies: 10
Views: 4763

Re: Enlisting the services of an editor

Stephen, You can ask friends to beta read for you, but if you're looking for actual editing, you need to pay for it. Critical reading and writing up edit letters is time consuming. I'm talking days, not hours, for a manuscript of this length (assuming 500 pages at 250 words a page). The estimates I'...
by HillaryJ
November 22nd, 2011, 1:42 am
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: Book Country
Replies: 7
Views: 2635

Re: Book Country

The one thing that struck me as actually different from other self-pub assist programs was Book Country's distribution. Their website shows a chart indicating theirs is much broader than their main competitors'. I wonder if anyone has compared sales on a single or limited distribution network versus...
by HillaryJ
November 18th, 2011, 1:22 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Agent blogs?
Replies: 7
Views: 4037

Re: Agent blogs?

A couple I have found helpful:

Kristin Nelson's Pub Rants http://pubrants.blogspot.com/
(she also has a nice list in her sidebar)

Bookends LLC http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/
by HillaryJ
November 8th, 2011, 11:06 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: Do you have a new blog post?
Replies: 2688
Views: 394918

Re: Do you have a new blog post?

Spending too much time on the internet? There's an app for that.

http://hillaryjacques.blogspot.com/2011 ... -that.html
by HillaryJ
November 1st, 2011, 12:59 pm
Forum: Social Media and Book Promotion
Topic: How do you interact with your fave authors online?
Replies: 10
Views: 9203

Re: How do you interact with your fave authors online?

Great question, Nicole. I follow the blogs of a few authors, but they are mostly newer or debut authors that I follow because I'm interested in both their journeys and their writing. Virtually all interaction is on twitter. I follow authors who don't interact but are interesting, some who only post ...
by HillaryJ
October 27th, 2011, 2:51 am
Forum: Writing
Topic: Failure and Tension
Replies: 12
Views: 1379

Re: Failure and Tension

I'd like to add one more item to this discussion and, if it's already been mentioned I apologize. With tension and conflict come The Stakes. The prize or the loss. 1) What's important to the character? 2) How important is it, or what will happen if the character doesn't win/acquire/achieve it? 3) Do...