18 Oct 2011


Today I am not going to talk about agencies or their rejections. I am going to write about one of the most amazing mythical creatures there are, dragons. Most of the authors has portray them as dark, evil and sinister creatures but if you go do a bit of research you will actually see that not all of them fall under that category. There are the peace loving, caring dragons that actually love humans and coexisted for thousands of years. Some dragon lovers even claim that they teach humans how to talk. According to many websites, they are also wise and friendly. They have abilities just like some gifted humans in paranormal stories and can even shape shift into a human form to hide amongst our humans. Why? Because they will do anything to be part of our world. I have created a series about them called the Dragon Glider. The first book King of Lions are complete and consists of 96 000 words. It is not my first novel I have written but it is the first one I feel has the umph to go far. It is set in modern times and plays of in a word I have created called Paegeia, hidden from the human realm. Elaina Watkins is the MC that finds herself in this world and how she is forced to come to terms that dragons are real. Not an easy task for a sixteen year old I may say and is bound to lead to a lot of disastrous and hilarious scenarios, and the best part of it, things are not what it seems. It is filled with riddles, mind games, puppy love and modern Arthurian that ends up into plenty of courage. The main plot and sub-plots have been my favorite part to write and I tried to keep everything as realistic and believable, cause that is what I love about fantasy. I hate reading these far fetch stories that makes no sense and is trying to accomplish the thought that Paegeia might actually exist.

I truly believe that my yes is just around the corner and for that purpose I won't give up.
You should do the same, and remember keep your dream alive, after all it only takes that one yes.

Till later

7 Oct 2011

No Luck

This is going to be a long entry. As you know I am on a query war. I must have probably queried twenty agencies.
I am still waiting for some of them to get back to me but I have to say, was a little disappointed with a couple of them.
First, I need to thank those agencies that does get back to you and I don't take it personal if they say no thank you, but when they send a no thank you back and don't even know the right title, giving it a complete different name makes the wheels in my head turn.
How much time do they really spend on your query letter or do they scroll down to the paragraph about yourself, see that you are a first time writer that never published anything before and makes a decision
on that. Another agency said thanks for the look, I mean, they are editors for crying out loud and could rather say thank you for the query. I guess I should be grateful just to get something back but was a little shocked at her word use. So I started to think, maybe it isn't me, because I have send my novel out to five people that is willing to read my story and they loved it. However they did help me with a couple of things or stages of my book they think I can make it more exiting. I did that but still wonder why they are the only ones loving my story and why agents can't see what the public does. It is very frustrating at the moment and I am actually thinking of going into self publishing but am not that desperate yet.
I just have to believe that someday, in the neat future hopefully, I will get that YES.
In the mean time I am going to keep on writing and do what I love.
Remember never give up.
That's what I believe.
Cheers till later,