caterpillar crop

Polishing my #PitchWars query and feeling like this Monarch caterpillar. Fingers crossed that I come across as interesting and a little bit dangerous instead of small, not fully formed, and kinda squishy.


Spent several butt flattening hours scrolling through all of the amazing Mentors for this year and was pleased to discover way more than I expected for NA. THANK YOU UNIVERSE. I’ve joked before that looking for an agent is like online dating–well, reading the Mentor posts fits into that category too!

Especially when I’d be hopping up and down in my chair, air punching with my left hand until I scrolled down to the, “We are only looking at YA this year” part.

Nooooooooo!  Crush, to first note passed across the classroom, to being curled in a ball listening to “In Your Eyes” over and over again. All in less than 5 minutes.  It was exhilarating and exhausting at the same time.

Going to hold off as long as I can before submitting–re-reading my stuff until it doesn’t look like words anymore.