Friday, April 20, 2012
So what the heck happened to me?!
Many of you know I independently epublished my two middle grade novels. They actually sold pretty well and the entire experience taught me so much. But then, well, I wrote my YA. When I first started writing LIV ON THE EDGE, I felt like I was writing it for myself. It felt very personal and I wasn't thinking about selling the story at all. Then I turned in pages of it for my MFA critique sessions and got some great feedback. When revisions were done, I thought, What the heck. I'll send it some agents. I got great response from agents, too. Rachel Ekstrom is brand new to agenting. I queried her, because I saw her name on Barbara Poelle's blog and B.P. Cracks Me Up. I queried Rachel on a Monday with a few pages. On the following Sunday she asked for the rest of the manuscript. I sent it to her immediately. The next day she called and offered me representation. We really clicked. She gets exactly what I'm trying to accomplish with LIV. And I'm excited for her to submit to editors soooooon!