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I can’t believe I was able to sit on this for as long as I did. Today I signed off to be represented by Meredith Brown of the Sullivan Maxx Literay Agency. I can’t tell you how amazing this feels. Finally, the years and hundreds of hours working on my first book feels validated. Not to mention how big of a step this is for the book in general. First, I had to complete it and what an accomplishment that was. What I didn’t realize was how hard draft two was going to be. You read all the time that the rewrite is harder, well, they’re right.

Of course now I’m onto another big step. My beta readers had a pretty unanimous voice on an aspect of my book that needs addressing. Luckily I feel I have a great solution to it and that also enhances the overall themes of the book. However, it means a pretty hefty rewrite. So, I’m not looking forward to that. But I think it’s something that must be done and will really make it shine.

This has been an awesome month for my writing career. Not only have I signed an agent, but I made my first short story sale with Sword and Laser. They have an amazing podcast where they interview some really great authors. At this point I kind of see it as a goal to be on that list of interviewees. But only time will see if that will happen.

In  news of Love, my friend and fellow writer Jenn Lyons has been so gracious as to nominate me for a  One Lovely Blog award. How nice. Like all of these awards, it does come with a bit of a criteria, which I don’t mind fulfilling. It’s not like they won’t my soul.

I don’t think.

1) Thank the person

Jenn, thank you so much! It’s great to have someone to talk shop with on a daily basis. And your covers make me super jealous.

2) Link the picture of the award

One Lovely Blog Award

One Lovely Blog Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Tell everyone seven things about yourself.

  1. By day I’m an animator for a casino company.
  2. I’ve recently gotten into the Star Wars LCG card game and everyone must play it.
  3. I’m part of Thespian Troupe 2020 with the title Master Thespian having done some 160 hours of theatre work in High School alone.
  4. I’ve been paid for a car commercial I was never in.
  5. My brother is a screen writer.
  6. My other brother is a cop.
  7. One day, all three of us will rule the entertainment industry.

OK, so maybe the last three aren’t necessarily about me.

4) Nominate seven others.

Gary Henderson

Matthew W. Quinn

James R. Tuck

Lawrence Pearce 

Shanna Germain

Ryan M. Murphy

Ashley Jillian

These are just a few of the blogs I follow. They are all great sources of information and inspiration.

Thanks again Jenn, and I can’t wait to see what the future holds for your own work. You’re definitely way ahead of the curve in volume on me, it’s super inspiring.

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4 Comments

  1. Lia Carel says:

    Congratulations on getting this far. Brilliant news.
    I’m getting my own novel ready for Beta readers, dreading it but know it will make it better.

  2. Congrats Jeff! That’s awesome news!

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