I stepped away from my writing for a short while after I received the news of my editor’s passing. It happened right before the two-year anniversary of my late husband’s passing so I needed to take some time to myself. I’m now ready to move forward. My query letter has been revised extensively, and I plan to begin sending queries to literary agencies. I’m hopeful that with all the changes I’ve made to both my query letter and my manuscript, that I’ll catch some agency’s eye this time around. In the meanwhile, I still have the second novel to finish writing and editing. That being said, I will try to blog more regularly, but I make no guarantees. When I get into writing mode, I often lose track of time.
I received sad news today. Alan Seeger, who I viewed as a friend, but was also the editor of my novel, passed away yesterday. The writing community as a whole has lost a member of their community. He was not only and editor, but also an author in his own right. He mostly edited horror anthologies, but he had written and published a number of his own works as well. I had only known Alan for a few short months, but in that time we formed a friendship and working relationship. I was thrilled when he told me that he enjoyed my novel. When I went through all of his edits, the fact that he found very few flaws really encouraged me as well. I can honestly say his input and advice will encourage me to strive even harder to become a published author. Alan will be greatly missed by Read More