Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Pay it Forward: Fangirl style
So the lovely Shelli is running a Pay it Forward contest on her blog in which we have to write a post about someone who gave back to us, whether in writing or just in life in general.
Today I regale you with a writer girlmance that started over the summer when a down on her luck writer hadn't even started writing about aliens yet, and was dealing with the woes of rejection from her first manuscript.
Yes, I do look like a lolcat when I complain or cry about writing. But, anywhoo... I was browsing through Querytracker.net success stories when a familiar name came up "Ketch." (Or the great Kelsey Ketch) I had seen here query some of the same agents as me, and even receive some of the same rejections. So I read her success story and was BLOWN away by her perserverence after sending out 199 queries until she found the right agent. Then the Fangirl in me came out...
So today the Fangirl pays it forward to salute the awesome pirateness of Kelsey Ketch and hopes that I can someday have her mad pirate skills!
(Note: Sorry Kelsey, my picture of you wouldn't load, so I thought this was a good likeness...)