Hey girl heyyyyyyyy (or boy- boys read blogs too)
So summer, august in particular, is known to be kind of a slow time to be querying. But you know what it's an EXCELLENT time for?
So far I've participated in #XmasinJuly, which was incredible. I was on team Michelle and she critiqued my query (and made it way better) and my first pages. I even got a full request out of the deal!!
Right now i'm in MSFV First Line Grabber. I made it past the first round with around...60 yes' and 20 no's. So that was exciting! Next round is the first three sentences which I'm a tiny bit concerned about. I feel like it's a little wordy - so I guess we'll see :)
Hahaha * sidenote * I'm watching Hell's Kitchen and instead of saying goodbye, he ALWAYS says Fuck Off. I love him.
I've also entered my first 450 words in the Aspiring Author contest. The winner gets $1000 based on votes accumulated for the top five. How sweet would that be *mexico writing retreat* Short list gets posted tomorrow so it's a nice, quick wait.
Last, but certainly not least, is the Defy the Dark contest held by HarperTeen and Figment.com. It's running until Sept. 1 so you still have time to get your entry in! All you have to do is write a short story between 2-4k that takes place in the dark. It's for a YA anthology with some of the biggest YA names out there, so obviously your entries have to be PG-13, but they can be any genre!
Here is a link to mine if you want to check it out.
The only downside is once you hit "Publish" you can't fix any unnoticed grammar errors, so please check your work carefully and don't point out my glitches or it will drive me mad.
Anyways. I'm back to stalking agent's twitters and refreshing my e-mail.