Monday, June 4, 2012

ksM! You Guys Rock!

Thanks so much for all your support this weekend! I had a great time at the Reader/Writer Get Together!




This is me and Jenna Bayley-Burke. She is a contemporary romance author all the way from Oregon! She was so fun =) Check out her blog!

There were so many people! It was great! I met a lot and got a ton of free stuff and learned a bunch too. Got recommendations on publishers, what groups to join, and display ideas. The signing was so huge!
Oh, you want to know about my pitch session? It went very well. Sue Grimshaw, editor at Random House for the digital publishing romance division, Loveswept, gave me wonderful feedback. I wasn't expecting a request for pages because I knew she was looking for romance, but she confirmed my MS is thriller. She even said I shouldn't bother mentioning sci fi or future in the query because they are secondary. She gave me lots of advice and said it was an original story and she liked it. All positives! I was thrilled! Had a terrific first conference experience!


Now don't forget!
Wednesday is the Insecure Writers Support Group meeting for June.

And if anyone lives near Muncie, IN, there is an awesome workshop coming up for all fiction genre - the Midwest Writers Workshop. Writer's Digest is sending some familiar faces and the sessions look awesome! It's July 26-28. I am trying to get my act together to go. We'll see!

29 comments:

Heather M. Gardner said...

I'm so happy you had a good experience! Great feedback and sounds like exactly what you were looking for! YEAH! Original story! YEAH! Thriller! YEAH! Fantastic!
Heather

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Tara, that's great news on your manuscript! Now you just have to find it a home.

Madeline Mora-Summonte said...

Excellent feedback on your MS! Well done! Glad you had fun. :)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

That's great feedback. It probably helped going into the pitch that you knew it wasn't the genre she was looking for. Less pressure that way.

Rena said...

feedback from the pros is so helpful. I'm glad it was all positive. I'm going to have to go to a conference here real soon.

Cassie Mae said...

yay! that sounds like super fun and way to go on the awesome feedback!!!

Julie said...

Congratulations on the great feedback, that's awesome!! So glad you had such a good experience, how fun. :)

Precy Larkins said...

YAY for you! Always exciting to get good, encouraging feedback from an industry professional. Shows that you're on the right track. :)

Dana said...

I've been waiting for this post. :)

Congrats on the great feedback!

M.J. Fifield said...

Encouraging feedback from an industry professional is awesome.

Tony Van Helsing said...

I thought all writers were insecure.

Lynn Proctor said...

sounds like a great time!!

Amy said...

Hi Tara! I've given you the Stylish blogger Award, come on by my blog for the goodies! :)

Emily R. King said...

Wonderful feedback from the editor. I'm glad you had fun!

Victoria Lindstrom said...

Tara - it sounds like you had an amazing time. These face to face encounters with authors, editors and agents seem to always be beneficial. Thanks for the inspirational news!

LD Masterson said...

Glad it was a good event for you and congratulations on the great feedback from Sue. Now you can charge forward from here.

Christine Rains said...

That's awesome! I'm so glad it went well. Oh man, I'm only two hours away from Muncie. I wish I was in a position to go. Maybe in about ten years!

Anonymous said...

I knew you'd get good feed back, wonderful. Look at all the stuff, ha-ha!

Stephen Tremp said...

Sounds like good times. I still have to attend such an event. Great that you received all that advice and walked away from the event with something so constructive.

M Pax said...

Oh that looks like a fabulous weekend, Tara. Of course, Oregon folk are the best. :D

Yay on the great feedback. I hope that means we get to read your masterpiece in the near future. Double :D

Angela Brown said...

You entered your pitch session with proper expectations and walked away with AGENT advice on how to proceed with your query. If she liked it, you never know what could come of the great banter you two probably had.

Either way, I see some great things happening :-)

Morgan said...

Yaaaaaay, Tara! I bet you're still on a high! I love moments like those... I'm stoked for you. You MUST keep us updated! :D

Leigh Covington said...

How FUN! Sounds like an amazing pitch session too. It's great to get so much positive feedback and helpful advice! WOW! All sorts of awesomeness going on for you! :) Love it!

Jessie Humphries said...

Congrats on an awesome first pitch experience. It definitely doesn't always happen like that.

Scribbles From Jenn said...

Hooray for a great weekend, a super pitch and free stuff!

Brinda said...

Yay for good pitch sessions. They are so scary and I love to hear positive stories about surviving one with good feedback. :)

Tara Tyler said...

thanks again, you all! couldnt ask for a better group of people to be a part of! smiling from 'ere to 'ere =)

Tyrean Martinson said...

Awesome news for your manuscript!!! Glad you had a good time!

Samantha said...

That's awesome! I'm really excited for you :D