Here’s a little update.
I’ve been very busy writing and working on my second manuscript. Yes, I repeat…the second manuscript and I’m still searching for that perfect literary agent.
So far, all the rejections I’m receiving tell me that my work isn’t something that is right for them. I did get a helpful rejection with links to several websites for writers who are in search of the right agent. I like agents who take the time to send personal, helpful rejection letters. It means a lot to me and I know agents are very busy people, so I know where they are coming from when they send these types of rejections.
For next week, I have a new list of agents to contact. I will send out my query letter to four or five agents at a time. And then I wait.
All the agents I’m hunting down are searching for the type of work I write. My work is young adult contemporary romance.
I write love stories.
I LOVE love stories.
And all with happy endings. Although, it doesn’t start out that way in my stories, but eventually, my work has a happy ending. It’s just what I like.
I also like to journal in my stories. Journaling from the character’s point of view. Ever since I read Flowers For Algernon in 7th grade, I’ve been obsessed with reading a character’s journal entries. I just happened to discover Flowers For Algernon after reading Judy Blume’s Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret.
I know. That was totally random, but those two specific novels really influenced me.
What books have influenced you? I would love to hear.