Awww, don't we look cute together?
I was thinking of trying to put together a list of how-I-got-here links from my blog, because (as some of you know), I've been through quite the impressive number of queries ... and partial requests ... and full requests ... and personal rejections with amazing detailed editorial suggestions ... and revisions ... and more revisions ... and full requests again ...
But it's too overwhelming, I think. So, please just enjoy my first blog post ever, which features an awesome mock-up cover (complete with blurb & rave reviews!) that one of my internet-mom friends made for me after I finished my first "final" draft. JUNE 2009, y'all. That's when I decided that I needed to do something with my time other than constantly hitting "refresh" on my email, waiting for another query rejection (hopefully one of the ones with comments!) to come through.
Thank you, Jessica! And thank you to all the agents (and agents' assistants!) I queried who owed me nothing more than a "no, thank you" but who instead took the time to give encouragement, comments, and revision advice, because they believed that this book had potential even in earlier incarnations.
Special thanks to Janet Reid (@janet_reid), Meredith Barnes (@mer_barnes), Renee Zuckerbrot (@zoefred), and Sarah McCarry (@therejectionist). Really. Thank you.