Thursday, October 6, 2011

Great News

Yes, exactly that. I come bearing great news!

A new site for writers, called inkPageant, has launched!

inkPageant is an easy-to-use writer's reference, aggregator, and search engine. Having the pleasure of joining the site before its official launch today, I see huge potential for this site. I have already enjoyed exploring the posts on inkPageant a dozen times, lapping up the information from both professionals and hopefuls like me. And with your help, this could be the #1 place for writers from around the world. 

Right now the site holds about a hundred blurbs, all linked to writing ideas, tips, and reviews... and guess what? You can be a part of it for free. You can share your ideas, your tips, and your reviews. For their launch, inkPageant is even holding a contest for a $50 Amazon gift card, where the writing posts you share become your entries.

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I also have some great news about my writing--I sent off my first batch of queries yesterday. From one time-efficient agent I already received a reply: "No, thank you."

Polite, sweet, short. Rejected. 

Yay. I think I'm going to print it out and hang it on my wall. (I'm being serious here. I'm not disappointed or angry; in fact, I'm just thrilled to receive such a prompt response.)

-Tsira

8 comments:

  1. Congratulations on the response! Stephen King used to take all his rejections and hang them by a nail (I forget if it was on his wall or his desk), the stack progressively growing thicker. That would motivate him, and now... well, he's Stephen King.

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  2. Yay for rejections! :) I like to think that when I get a rejection, it's just one more agent I found that WASN'T the right fit, narrowing the field until I find the one that is the right fit. Good luck!

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  3. Wow! That's fast! Good job getting those sent out, and good luck.

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  4. Thanks for checking out my blog :)

    And wow, inkPageant is amazing. I see so much potential for that site - and the news about is is going to spread like wildfire.

    Awesome work on getting your first rejection :) I plan to do the exact same thing with mine when the time comes. Love Nathan's comment by the way.

    Well, great blog. You've got one more follower.

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  5. Oh, and by the way, I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award, so if you want to claim it just head over to my blog at www.nickhight.blogspot.com :) :)

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  6. Thanks for the info and sorry about the query response.

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  7. @Nathan: That's a neat bit of information. I've heard about other authors who've done that, and I thought it would be a good way to stay focused on the positive aspect of sending out queries.

    @Nick: Versatile Blogger Award? Sounds like fun.

    Thanks for all your support, everybody. It means a lot to me.

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  8. Thanks for spreading the inkPageant word. We're enjoyed your posts and look forward to more. :)

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