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The Last Post

Hello, all!Almost two years ago, we opened a blog on Blogpost and started with “The First Post.” Since then, our posts have been few and far between. So at this time, we’ve decided to stop blogging. We don’t do it enough, and we really aren’t that good at it. We just can’t seem to find enough topics to talk about, and between our jobs and trying to write on the...

Are vampire romance novels dead?

Recently, I have come across a few articles, Facebook/Twitter posts, and blog posts about the death of vampires in fiction. This makes me incredibly sad, not just as a writer who’s main character is a vampire, but as a reader as well. First of all, I love vampires. I love when vampires are on the side of good instead of evil. And I especially love when they are alive, which is harder to...

“Success is measured by effort”

I’ve been taking my daughter to gymnastics since September, and this week was the first time I have noticed this sign. While it might be new, I would bet that it isn’t, and I find it to be quite the coincidence that it caught my eye this week. Because, after taking some time off from querying to reevaluate and make changes, we decided it’s time to start again. I think this is...

The next step

Time flies by fast. I can’t believe it’s been two and a half weeks since I last posted on here, but it has. To be honest, not much has happened. We are preparing to query again soon which has been somewhat stressful. We’ve received rejections or closed out our last batch which is sad and a relief at the same time. It’s sad that we didn’t get any hits off our query...

The story of our logline – Part II

Last week we made it into the third round of logline critiques on Miss Snark’s First Victim, before the Annual Baker’s Dozen Contest starts next week. We were very excited to make the final round, and we received comments on what people thought. As a refresher, our logline was: A repressed vampire princess has a one-night stand with a mysterious stranger from the wrong side of the...

Strong!?!

We recently had an amazing opportunity through Writer’s Digest. We had a chance to sign up for a course where an agent would look through our first ten pages and give us feedback. Very exciting, seeing as how we have been submitting to agents for awhile now…..And haven’t gotten much feedback. Basically it’s been “thanks but no thanks.” We had literally been...

The story of our logline – Part I

A repressed vampire princess has a one-night stand with a mysterious stranger from the wrong side of the river, sparking an unexpected chain of events and opening her to a whole new world. This is our logline for our book. We’ve been working on our logline or elevator pitch for some time now. In case you don’t know what that is, it’s a brief summary of a book, providing a short...

Writing, publishing, and the competitive market

As we send out query letters, one of the things we read about is the market is competitive and that they are looking for new and fresh ideas. I understand an agent wanted to find the next great author who has a story or writing unlike anyone has ever seen before. Especially if the writing is good. People are going to talk about it, and it’s going to sell. The part I have trouble with is the...

Nice rejection? No longer an oxymoron!

We received a “nice” rejection from an agent the other day….and I can’t stop thinking about it. It actually made us feel pretty good. Now, I’m not saying that we were happy to be rejected. Of course, it was a big let down to hear “thanks, but no thanks” from an agent. But this rejection said our concept was intriguing. It’s nice to hear from someone...

Revision completed and queries sent

If you don’t remember, we received a response to one of our queries almost two months back about some mistakes me made and how we could improve our manuscript. After that we stopped querying and started our major revising and major overhaul or our book. Well, as of yesterday we finally finished our extensive revision! It didn’t take as long as we thought it would have, but it was...

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