Jennifer Pickrell

YA Writer

Not Giving Up

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Maybe it’s the summer heat, but it’s really easy to want to go “Blah…fuggedaboutit” when it comes to writing.  Especially when the rejections keep stacking up. 

So I was pleased to see a lot of “not giving up” blog posts recently:

Author/Agent Mandy Hubbard: On When to Give Up

Writer Unboxed: My Best Advice

I thought this was valuable info, from Agent Mary Kole, about when you may need to put your current project to the side: Being Too Close to a Manuscript. (I guess it’s essentially about when to quit, but it’s helpful, not a downer)

And this piece written by author Laura Munson made me feel a whole lot better – 14 unpublished novels and she didn’t give up.  She wrote an article for the New York Times’ website and 48 hours later she had a publishing contract for her memoirs.

Second book trailer for Sherry Ficklin’s YA novel Foresight, coming out this September.  I can’t wait to read the ARC later this summer!

Giveaways:

La Femme Readers and punk writer kid are both giving away craploads of awesome stuff.  Awesome stuff is the best stuff on earth!

New Resource:

Poets and Writers just launched a new literary agents’ database.  Looks like it’s kinda small now, but I’m sure it’ll grow over time.

Now if the DC area can just experience a cold front, I’d be a happy camper.  Days of 90+ degrees and high humidity = ew.

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Author: Jennifer Pickrell

I write YA contemporary filled w/ romance, angst & family drama. Things I like: cats, snacks, baseball, green tea, taking pictures of trees & movies so bad, they’re good.

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