Edits, queries, and writing
It has been quite the busy last few months... As busy as one can be during Covid.
I have joined the Knowlton Literary Festival board and have been wearing the social media crown since January, if you can, go give us a like and follow on IG, FB, and Twitter. You can find more info at www.knowltonliteraryfestival.ca. We've been adding great webinars and are currently planning what the 2021 festival will look like.
Book 3 is now with my editor and as usual, a smooth process and I can't wait to get it more polished and ready to get to agents.
What's harder than writing 110K words? Writing a ONE page query letter. How is this even possible you ask? Imagine trying to sell your book, your baby, to a stranger in just 300 words. This will not only include a quick wrap up of the story (think back cover blurb), but your own bio and catchy introduction... showing you've done your research.
I have luckily joined a writing group and we have had workshop days, getting feedback on my query letter which has changed so much it's barely recognizable from the first draft.
While I wait for my editor's notes and suggestions, I'm just over 20K words into book 4. It's a big change from what I'm used to when creating worlds and characters. You'll find yourself in Montreal during the 1930s with some badass women who refuse to bow down to the patriarchy.
We need more female leads like this, right?
What do you wish you saw more of in books when it comes to female characters?
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