Alas, no bites for #DVPit – which might just be the universe reminding me that I don’t need to be adding anything to my already packed to do list. I shall focus on surviving the semester and perhaps starting to query one of the manuscripts over winter break.
As for #10Queries – I had heard of the event before, and I have certainly seen the hashtag on my twitter feed. This was the first time I entered, though, and I was thrilled to be selected to participate. On the day of the event, I read over each and every #10Queries thread that the editors tweeted – and I had no idea which one was mine. (They put up feedback without too many specific details in an effort to help all writers see the common errors that we make on our queries and first five pages, along with the feedback from the editors.)
A few days later, I received an email from the editor who was given my submission, and along with letting me know which tweets were about my submission, she also gave some additional feedback (more specified than one can get in 280 characters).
Every Revise Resub event I’ve participated in has been such a wonderful learning experience – and I can’t believe these editors are giving all this feedback to writers out of the goodness of their hearts. If I had editing needs at this moment, I’d be throwing my money at them for sure.
It’s also such a lovely feeling when someone you don’t know has good things to say about your writing/story. Here’s hoping Bethany is right, and Netflix comes calling some day. 🙂 Until then, I’ll sit with these warm fuzzies she gave me for a bit – then get to work addressing her feedback.