Monday, February 4, 2013

Operation Agent Ink

Can you believe the workshop is coming to a close? I can't! I thought it would never get here, but now, I just can't believe it's almost over.

First, let me share my secret, that I'm not going to share...

I've applied for for some intern positions! I haven't heard back from all the applications, and I planned on waiting until I had answers from them all, or until I accepted one, but that time may not come. So, that cat's out of the bag!

Now, back to Operation Agent Ink!

I need all the entries emailed to me by the 6th of February. That's two days away!

Do NOT post them in the comments. They will be deleted.


Please email them to

ink in the book (@) gmail (dot) com

Please label them:

Title:
Genre:
Word Count:
Name:
email:

Query:

First Page:

That's all! Pretty simple, right?

I wanted to post the entries in private with only the agents having viewing privilege. But alas, I don;t know how to do that:(

But, I will post the entries and moderate the comments so that only the agents can comment. After the pitch opportunity closes, I will contact the entrants who received requests and ask if they want their comments made visible.

So, that about it.

If you have any questions about any of the workshop classes or the submission process, SPEAK NOW OF FOREVER HOLD YOUR PEACE!

I know we had a few workshop classes scheduled for last week and this week, but with sickness flying around and paying visits, and my revising going on, it's been hard to do much but doctoring sick ones and writing when possible.

I hope everyone ha enjoyed the classes as much as I did, and I hope to see lots of requests this weekend!

29 comments:

  1. Just to clarify:

    For the query section. are we to post the whole thing, or just the meat?

    And do you want the first page section to be in any particular format (space between paragrapgh, and that sort of thing).

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    1. The query should be about 250 words and the first page about 250 words.

      For the format, yes, please add a space between paragraphs.

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  2. Talynn - you did a fantastic job! And hey, you never know, you may get one of those intern jobs. How exciting would that be?!? Got my fingers crossed for you!

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    1. Thank you TJ. And I'd love to get one of those intern jobs! Exciting!

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  3. I agree with TJ. Your efforts on this project have been amazing. Keep us posted on the intern jobs and we will all cross fingers and toes and send good thoughts and prayers your way!

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    1. Thank you Julie. I'll keep everyone posted:)

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  4. Hope you get your dream internship!

    What a wonderful exercise -- good luck to all!

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  5. Thank you for running all the workshops. They've been really helpful and informative and I'm going to miss them! :-)
    P.S I've been holding off querying my MS so that this is the 1st comp I enter it in! Eep! But, the tips here helped me with it so I thought you deserved the credit ;-)

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    1. Thank you Katie and I wish you the best luck this weekend! You've been a sweetheart!

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    2. Aw *blushes* well it's been easy with you being so helpful!

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  6. Thanks again for doing this! It was great and a lot of fun. You've definitely earned several pounds of chocolate!
    Good luck to everyone in the contest! And to you in your search for an internship :)

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    1. Thank you T. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did:)

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  7. Talynn,

    Thanks so much for putting all this together! You did a wonderful job!

    Christi Corbett

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    1. Thanks Christi. I learned as much as I taught!

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  8. Talynn,

    what an exciting time! I'm also sad about the Workshop ending but so excited about the agent part coming up! Cheers!!! Good luck on the interning too...I believe that if it's meant to be, you will land your dream job! Also, congrats on going to agent round in Cupid's BSD. You are amazing and so helpful!!

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    1. Virginia, thank you for your compliments. You made me blush! Best wishes this weekend:)

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    2. Thanks for the best wishes, Talynn! By chance, (now I'm being paranoid), but did you receive my entry? I know today's the last day to get it in, so if it didn't send the first time, I want to make sure I get it to you.

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    3. Yes, Virginia. There is a Santa Claus...Wait. I need more coffee! LOL! Yes, I received your entry!

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  9. Very excited for you! Fingers crossed.

    Have to figure out what to do. The piece I was going to query has been accepted by a publisher. Hope I another query ready by the weekend. I need to go back and review a couple of points. Ack!

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    1. THAT. IS. SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations!

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    2. Thank you!!! Been pitching this one way or another for a year now! Learned a lot, tightened the story a bunch.
      Unfortunately don't have anything I can quickly write a query for and send in (and I think it was due already, right?)
      Fingers crossed for you. You'll get there, I know!

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  10. The workshop got a lot easier after the agenda was posted so I could schedule in time to be here. Thanks for that. :)

    Good luck on those positions!

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    1. Thank you Alys. I wished I could have gotten the last couple of workshop finished, but I did cover all the basics. The rest of the classes were review anyway.

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  11. i feel terrible that i got distracted away from you all

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    1. I missed you! I hope you got a lot of writing done!

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  12. I gave up on the novel I was working on and wrote another one instead. Due to my computer crashing I lost access to my query etc.

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    1. I'm sorry to hear that:( Best wishes with your new story, though!

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    2. I just checked and I do have my query/pitch on my email. Can I send it?

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