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Mar 2018 Wrap-up and NEWS

NEWS!!!

If I’ve been quiet this March it’s because things have been brewing in the background.

I can finally announce: I’ve signed with Samantha Bagood of Samantha B. Literary! I’m thrilled, because now this book (and my career) has found an enthusiastic champion. And I’m excited to see what comes next!

How did I get my agent? Simple cold query. First I made sure my query was working, and throughout the process I continued to revise my manuscript whenever I received good feedback. Samantha ended up with the best (and latest) version of the manuscript, so I had a little luck with timing too.

It’s a huge relief to come to the end of the agent hunt and I’m feeling more relaxed than I have in a long time. Still, some days I wake up so nervous that I’m shaking and I doubt that I can do this. But I have to remind myself that I need to tackle what’s next just how I’ve done it before: keep learning, keep writing. There is no such thing as a perfect story, but there is the best I can do at the time – and that has to be enough. So next is revisions and making this story the best I can.

Onwards!

Reading:

  • Steering the Craft by Ursula LeGuin
  • American Panda by Gloria Chao (YA)
  • Love Hate and Other Filters by Samira Ahmed (YA)
  • The Belles by Dhonielle Clayton (YA)

7 Comments

    1. “I have to remind myself that I need to tackle what’s next just how I’ve done it before: keep learning, keep writing. There is no such thing as a perfect story, but there is the best I can do at the time, and that has to be enough.”

      Omg yes, so wise and true. That’s basically what I try to drill into my own head day after day after day…

      Congrats again. Your joyful milestone is so hard-earned and well-deserved, and I’m truly thrilled for you. 🙂

      (Also, AMERICAN PANDA is on my night stand! No idea when I’ll have time to get to it though, haha…)

      1. T. S. Bazelli Author

        Thanks so much Kristan! Wow this post was a long time coming, and I’m glad I can share it with you too.

        AND I’d love to hear your thoughts when you finally get to American Panda!

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