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Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Reaching for the GOLD-IWSG

It's the First Wednesday again. Hello IWSG:)

As Olympians reach for the Gold
Hit their targets,
Nail their routines,
And in general look really hot doing it.
I'm getting ready to enter the world of writer competitions and querying. That's right, soon Lovesense will be out there showing the (agenting) world what I can do.

I'm still afraid of the lions (see this post here), but I'm inspired by all these great people and their wonderful news:
Newly Agented Cassie Mae
Liesl Shurtliff's Cover Reveal Guys, there's something about the first book you read pre-published and seeing it (albeit through the internet) as a real live book that makes me feel like I could do anything.
Super Wonderful Newly Agented Ilima Todd. My CP is so inspiring guys. Great cheerleader, great feedback, and her writing, sucks me in every time. I'm so, so happy for her.
Although that means I won't be joining her in the world of online competitions and querying blahs. She's already gotten her medal. But that's okay. She remembers what it was like to be there in the trenches.

While I'm expecting plenty of form rejections and no responses at all, the next step is here. I can't help but dream and work towards one day having my gold medal dream realized.

All those contests (MSFV and Cupid's Literary Connection) that remind us "you shouldn't be entering this contest, much less reading these guidelines unless you have a finished manuscript ready to query" well guys, I do.

31 comments:

  1. Awesome work on having your MS ready! Sending good querying vibes your way! :D

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  2. Good luck in your querying! It can be a very trying process (okay, soul-sucking), but it's kind of a badge of honor to make it through alive. You can do it!

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    1. Thanks Dianne, your 1st page crit really helped me. I *cross my fingers* think it is SO much better now.

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  3. Wahoo for being ready to enter the querying world. I'm getting close to going back into the fray and it's always a bit daunting and exciting at the same time. Hope querying has much more ups than downs for you and ends in a 'gold medal'

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    1. Thanks Jane! And good luck with your MS as well. I hope this time around for you is even better:)

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  4. My 6yo daughter saw me post. "Mom, show me the guy again."
    I scrolled back up
    My 6 yo said, "See, he looks like he's drowning."

    LOL-thank goodness it's the is he dying and not look at that hot guy!

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  5. I wish you the best of luck and a whole lotta thick skin for the road ahead! Congrats on being ready to take this crucial next step on your road to publication. I bet having support from blog friends, etc. will make the whole process so much easier to handle, whatever rejections may come.

    Thanks for visiting my blog earlier today!

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    1. Thanks Cathy! I appreciate it. And I'm working on my thick skin. No more loofas or body scrubs for me;)

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  6. I believe in you Robin! I remember how nerve-racking it was to be at this point, but you're smart, talented, and you've done your homework. I look forward to shouting out good news for you!

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    1. Thanks for your confidence Liesl! I'm preparing myself for the LONG haul.

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  7. Good luck, Robin! This next step is full of up and downs. so be stocked up on chocolate and party poppers!

    Thanks for the shout out :D

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    1. Thanks! Hubs got me a giant box (120) Ghirardelli Milk Chocolates with Caramel Filling, so that should get me through the first week or two;)

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  8. I'll be cheering you every step of the way! Wahooo!

    And your daughter is only six. It will come, my dear. It will come...says the nail-biting mother of a TEENAGER. Yikes.

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    1. I appreciate the cheerleading:) And Yikes! I don't even want to think about my daughter being a teenager one day

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  9. Good luck querying! What an inspiring post for IWSG :)

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    1. Thanks so much! I need all the luck I can get:)

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  10. I'm excited for you! Good luck! :)

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  11. Best wishes to you! It's an exciting time for you, and don't forget, just writing a novel is a huge accomplishment in itself.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog Rose!

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  12. Woot! Go, girl! :D Good luck!

    IWSG #179 (At least until Alex culls the list again. :P)

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    1. Thanks Melissa! (I don't even know what my number is, maybe that'd be a good thing to look up:)

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  13. I'm so excited for you!! And proud. And impressed. You are super woman.

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    1. I just better avoid that kryptonite! Thanks Amanda

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  14. Then it's time! Go get 'em.
    Thanks for joining the IWSG. You are in the right place.

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    1. Thanks for visiting my blog. The writing support you've helped establish is SO good for me. Thank you!

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  15. Robin, I admire you so much for your conviction and talent and all your hard work. I'll be rooting for you every step of the way to that shiny medal! <3

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    1. *blushes* Thanks for all your support through my ups and downs. It means so much that you believe in me.

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  16. Cheers to the query roller coaster!! I'll be on it with you, so feel free to email me with any doubts and fears. I've decided that this time it really is about endurance, and not giving up until i've queried 200 agents.
    Wishing you the best of luck!!!! :D

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  17. Good luck witht he querying. Not tried it myself yet.

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