For much of the summer and fall, I only used Twitter to discuss TV shows and other random things. I didn’t discuss my writing because it was a secret that I had started all over. I didn’t want to say much until I had completed the novel (which I completely rewrote) because I wanted to make sure I could finish it…and I did. I started researching twitter and blog contests and for unpublished authors and stumbled upon one by Dee Murray Literary agent Kaylee Davis.
I entered and expected nothing of it, my luck with contests goes like this: I don’t have any. Needless to say, I was pleasantly suprised when she contacted me on Christmas Eve to say I’d randomly won her contest.
— Kaylee Davis (@Kaylee_Davis_) December 24, 2013
I am beyond excited because since #pitchmas is now over, I’d been coming up with a list of agents I wanted to query after the new year. Ironically, she was one of them. I had the email waiting to hit send, already loaded with the requirements of her agency and now I get to hit send, but she will be critiquing either the query itself or the first 10 pages of my novel. Of course, it would make me ridiculously happy if she liked my material enough to request the manuscript and even happier if she saw enough potential in me to want to represent me, but I keep pulling myself back to reality where I’m satisfied that I will be given detailed feedback on my writing.