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Sep.28.2013
Mine was a successful trip to the New York Pitch Fest, run by the Algonkian Writers Group.  The conference was comprised of sixty writers across a variety of genres.  My group of fifteen, mostly general or upmarket women’s fiction, was headed by a nurturing and industry-fluent former...
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Jun.04.2013
     Since my last journal entry, The Object has received a few nibbles but no bites.  While most responses were familiar form letters (“Dear Author”), a number of agencies eased into the rejection by beginning, “the concept of your novel is intriguing, the protagonist...
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Jan.05.2013
A new journal entry for the new year, while a new batch of submissions fly toward their targets.  Like sparrows, in a blur of tiny wings.    Moving on from the disappointment of my first round of submissions, I meticulously prepared yet another list of potential agents.  Each...
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Jan.05.2013
A new journal entry for the new year, while a new batch of submissions fly toward their targets.  Like sparrows, in a blur of tiny wings.    Moving on from the disappointment of my first round of submissions, I meticulously prepared yet another list of potential agents.  Each...
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Sep.12.2012
My new novel The Object has been submitted to literary agents, and in fact has already received its first two rejections.  Once I reached two hundred, I stopped counting how many rejections piled up over the last fifteen years.  With a failure rate above 99.5%, one could argue that I...
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May.22.2012
“But writing letters by hand in the mornings when he should work or exercise, is the quickest way for a writer to destroy himself that I know.”  -- Hemingway, in a letter I am certain that this applies to blogs as well.  But the third draft of my new novel, the Object, is now in the hands...
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Jan.26.2011
A café near the Leidseplein in downtown Amsterdam, where I conceived my first novel.                 In the summer of 1995, I was traveling with friends around Europe before my senior year of college.  The trip itself was a screwball comedy of missed trains, drunk late nights and grandeur...
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Jul.02.2010
After hearing yet another potential reader beg off because he only reads books on his Kindle now, I've bowed down to the best interests of my debut novel, To The Last Drop.  The conversion process was much more frustrating than I anticipated.  My publisher was kind enough to grant me full...
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Mar.26.2010
Although my debut novel To The Last Drop is still aloft, my attention has shifted to other projects. My father, Dr. Paul Wice, passed away in November of 2009.  He raised me and I miss him terribly.  He was a Political Science Professor at Drew University, and wrote eleven scholarly books including...
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May.01.2008
Tomorrow is the biggest event of my nascent writing career. I'll be reading from my novel at the Mineshaft Tavern in Madrid, New Mexico, on Friday May 2, 7-8 pm. Then country-rock powerhouse Hundred Year Flood will shake the stage from 8-12. I have never read before a large audience before but I...
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Apr.21.2008
After a long time alone in the bottom of the well, one of my novels is being published today.  An entirely different world has finally opened up to me.  It is subtle, but I am different.  In the course of my career I have experienced great faith, great doubt and great endurance.  And if just one...
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Mar.29.2008
I finished my first novel twelve years ago.  I have been trying to get published since then, collecting around two hundred rejections for my six novels. My novel To The Last Drop will be published on April 21st.  I certainly hope that this is the beginning of a long writing career.  Everything I...
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