Monday, October 17, 2011
I'm BAAAAACK!!! :D And something about the Baker's Dozen Agent Auction.
I had a great time on my vacay--in case you were wondering--and when I came back, I finished my YA Fantasy!!!
Now it's in the hands of three lovely betas, and I'm biting my nails to nubbins. Really. I mean, I get sooo nervous knowing that my friends are reading my ms. Eek. Anyway, I'm still wondering if I need a couple of more readers. So in case you know a good beta with experience who is open to reading now, let me know, please! Thanks.
On another note, I wanted to say that I'm really excited that The Baker's Dozen Agent Auction is about to begin! I mean, you know I got my agent there, and I think it's a WONDERFUL opportunity for writers.
People are emailing or DMing me a lot asking about the auction, and I've told them something like this:
1) Be FAST. Last year, the contest filled up in a minute, I think. Maybe this year it will in seconds, who knows. So be there and email your entry right on time.
2) Polish your entry until it shines! And something else about this:
If some of you, my followers, are posting your YA entries on your blogs for your friends to give you suggestions, I wanna help, too! So, if you want, paste your links on the comments section of this post and I'll stop by your blog. I'll comment on the first, I don't know, 10? 15? links. I mean, maybe not many people are doing this blog thing, but in case I get many requests, I know somewhere along the way my brain might get fried (or my kids will want to eat, lol) and I'll have to stop. Still. I'll do my best! :)
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So glad your back. Sounds like you had a great time and finishing your book is like the icing on the cake..ReplyDelete
I've been looking at the Baker's Dozen, but not sure I'll enter. Still thinking about it.
I have a good friend entering. I'm so excited about it! I was going to enter myself, but I signed with my agent (:D) two weeks ago, so I'll be cheering from the sidelines. Good luck to everyone!ReplyDelete
Congrats on finishing the book!! And vaca sounds fun. Don't have mine on my blog though. Just the auth anon and submitting now for a second chance at critique on another. Could post that link tonight.ReplyDelete
Patti and Ruth! Thanks for stopping by! I already stopped by your blogs, too! :DReplyDelete
Mandie! Sure, post that link tonight :)
Good luck with your manuscript!! That's exciting. Don't bite your nails to nubs, just start working on something different. That'll take your mind off it. :DReplyDelete
I'm so glad you're back! Can't wait for the contest! : )ReplyDelete
Welcome back! ANd congrats on finishing your manuscript.ReplyDelete
Oh, that auction looks like so much fun! Too bad I'm going to be tied up for the next three weeks or so (that's the same reason I'm not offering to beta, but if you still need someone in a month let me know). Good luck everybody!ReplyDelete
Welcome back! Vacations are sooooo helpful to staying sane, right? I'm heading to Cancun in one month from today (gaa!) Until then, I'm a beta with experience if you still need one. DM me if you do! :)ReplyDelete
I was super excited to see your comment on my blog today! Glad you're back, and happy you finished your ms!ReplyDelete
And since I decided to shelve my last one and focus on the ms I finished in August, I don't have anything for the auction this year, and I'm a little sad about that. But maybe next year. :)
PS - I don't know how much "experience" I can offer, but I'd be happy to read. If you need another beta, let me know.
Great to have you back, Monica! And thanks for the tips.ReplyDelete
Welcome back and congratulations! Thanks so much for being willing to comment, I'm sooooo excited for the Bakers Dozen. Here's my link--I can't wait to hear what you think! www.swiftscribbler.weebly.com/blog.htmlReplyDelete
Glad you're back-I missed you!!!! Can't wait to dig in!!!! (((hugs))) Leave your fingers alone. *grin*ReplyDelete
I find it scarier to wait back on a beta reader than it is to wait back on an agent.ReplyDelete
I'm thinking of doing the Baker's Dozen, but it does sound stressful just to make it into the three hundred for YA/MG.
Lisa, thanks, that's a good idea. I hope I can have time to start something new soon! :DReplyDelete
Holly! Me too, can't wait to see your entry there :D
Mel, thanks so much!! <333
Angelica, aw, thank you!!
Melodie: DM'd you! :D
Alison, OH NO! It sucks that you won't be able to participate. I hope that you finish soon tho! And I Dm'd you too! Thanks! :D
Lorena, thanks!!! <333
Swift, no problem! I'll stop by your blog soon :D
Kim, you know I missed you too!!! <3
Stina! Ha! So funny! And I'm glad you get how nervous I am! lol.
Woo hoo! You're back to blogging!ReplyDelete
Double woo hoo! You finished your book!
So happy to see you here. :D
Jenny! So happy to see you here too! And thanks for the woo hoos! I <3 them!ReplyDelete
I didn't know that's where you got your agent. I haven't heard of it. Sounds interesting, I'll have to check it out! And welcome back!!!ReplyDelete
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Thanks Monica! Here it is!ReplyDelete
I didn't know you'd gotten your agent there either. Very cool!ReplyDelete
Yay for finishing your manuscript. I'm sure your betas are digging in with delight.ReplyDelete
Welcome back Monica! And yay for finishing your MS! It is funny you posted about the Baker's Dozen. I actually posted about it today too. I am entering and think my loglilne is crap and needed some help. What better way, than to post it on your blog. If you haven't reached your 10-15 I'd ove for you to stop over and crit mine. I so need it:) Oh and I didn't know that is how you got your agent...very cool!ReplyDelete
Glad to see you.ReplyDelete
Welcome back! Good to see your pixels in the blogosphere again. :)ReplyDelete
Moni, I've missed you terribly. No more vacations for you. No Love YA has been brutal. BRU.TAL. Seriously. Also, I just finished up my internship so am available to beta read for you if you're still looking. And I'm very fast:)ReplyDelete
Monica - I'm a pretty good reader, and I'm fast . . . if you want someone else :DReplyDelete
Just about everyone I crit for now is published, if that makes any difference.
Ok - that just sounded snobby. I didn't mean for it to. They're not published b/c of ME, it's just that those are the kind of people that I'm used to doing crits for. That's all!
Congrats on finishing your manuscript! That's HUGE! And thanks for the info on the auction!ReplyDelete
You are always so sweet and helpful to other writers. You totally rock! And congratulations on finishing your ms. I can relate to the nervousness while it's with betas, but I'm sure they'll love it and only help make it stronger!ReplyDelete
Welcome back and congratulations on finishing your ms! That's something to celebrate:) I remember reading the post about how you got your agent. That was so exciting!ReplyDelete
Thanks y'all for your good vibes! <333ReplyDelete