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  • Staying in the Moment

    by: Jessica Leake/ 6

    There is nothing like the anxiety and obsessiveness of a writer. Whether we're querying, participating in a writing contest, or on submission, the amount of time spent checking our phones ...

  • On Submission

    by: Jessica Leake/ 2

    *Note: It's bizarre that I use so many cute kitty pics in my blogs considering I'm A) a dog person, B) allergic to cats, and C) cats make me nervous. My ...

  • Feeling Overwhelmed? Otherwise known as moving.

    by: Jessica Leake/ 1

    I have moved nine times in my life, not including dorm room moves in college. My husband and I have never lived in the same city as our families as ...

  • Raising A Reader

    by: Jessica Leake/ 4

    As a writer, I think it's a requirement to also love books. The way they take you away to another place, the way they make you realize things about your ...

  • The Whole Story

    by: Jessica Leake/ 6

    Yesterday I posted how I got my agent, but of course that isn't the whole story! I went through several years of rejections until I got to this point, and ...

  • How I Got My Agent (!!!:D)

    by: Jessica Leake/ 6

    *Disclaimer: There's excessive use of capitalization and exclamation points in this post, but it's not even CLOSE to how bad it would be if I wrote this a month ago!!   *Off-topic ...

  • TV Show Obsession (one of them)

    by: Jessica Leake/ 0

    I'm not sure if it's just me, but there are some bizarre similarities between ABC's Shark Tank and the querying process. My husband and I watch it just about every Friday ...

  • The First Post Is the Hardest…

    by: Jessica Leake/ 2

    So after spending an obscene amount of time trying to launch this website (I didn't know I was so internetz-challenged!!) and searching for a template I liked (still looking...), I ...