Monday, November 29, 2010

Great News

So, my goal was to become a literary agent. Well, that's what I wanted to be when I graduated from College. So, the agent, Marisa Corvisiero, that is helping me get my book published offered me an incredible opportunity. I am now the Jr. Literary Agent for her! Hold your applause! :) Thank you Marisa, you are amazingly awesome! :)

I've read over two manuscripts and I am looking forward to some queries tonight! This proves several things. Prayers, they really do come true. Even if you lose your storage keys, get in an arugment at work, lose your patience with World Lit test, and get tired of school. Prayers come through just in time! :)Secondly, age is just a number. It doesnt matter if you are 18 or 81, you have a chance for your dreams to come true no matter what. Never let someone think that your accomplishments or your goals aren't as good or  out of reach just because of your age. Also, this proves that if you want it, all you have to do it try for it. Try Try again.

My teacher told me that passion would get you farther in life than talent, but since you have both you are unstoppable! This made my entire week. Hearing Miss. Bloom tell me this, I just knew everything would be good! :)

So the lesson for today is 'Don't Stop Believing,' even if you are a small town girl, living in a lonely world.

Haha. Okay, a little cheesy I know, but I had to say it! :)


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Shut up and wait! :)

So, I'm suppose to be doing homework right now. But, I feel this is just as important.

This is some words of advice to the clueless. Which, I'm not far from clueless myself. I was just slapped in the face with reality not to long ago. I mean a good hard smack right in the middle of my forehead.

So, first off. I would like to say. When I finished Fighting Destiny I was like 'hey, I better send this into some publishing company and see if they want it.' Wrong. No, I suggest, no advise anyone looking to get anything published find a good agent.

Another problem. When looking for an agent DO YOUR HOMEWORK. Seriously, yes, I know it sounds boring as crap, but it's not. For myself I looked for an agency looking for immortal series, and I fond TA DA "Lori Perkins Agency," yay! So, after sending my query in by email I recieved a email that night from Marisa. Yeah yeah! She's a boss. Which, asked for a synopsis and a partial. Then, wait for it..... the entire manuscript. Okay, so I was thinking what's next presenting it to the company. Snicker Snicker. No silly.

Next step. Perfection. Being who I am, I have SO MANY GRAMMER MISTAKES. And that is the stage I am at now. editing. Letting Marisa read over to see if I need a professional editor. If you're a new writer I will say that you will do a lot of WAITING. But, believe me trust your agent and it will be rewarded. I know this. Well, I'm getting there at least.

So. Another important thing to add. Make a beast of a query letter, which there are steps to that online. I'm not an expert to tell you this, but pull your agent (whoever is reading it) in by making a beautiful and perfect first sentence. You need something that will pull them into your world, and spit them back out when they are finished reading, but they will be thristy for what happens next. HAHA, Thirsty like a vampire.

Anywho. Just some thoughts I had on my mind while I was supposed to be doing my Meterology Homework. Oh, well the weather can wait.


Brittany Boo

Thursday, October 7, 2010

My thoughts on how I write!

I've recently been working on my third novel "Fallen," which is the third in the series. But, I thought I might share some things that I've been notcing about myself and my writing. I know what I'm going to write better if I read over what I have, then stop, get out the journal my mother bought me and write down step by step the things I want to happen. And, as I fill it out, I find things that I want to put in there. Also, if you read "Characters and Viewpoint,' you will read about a thing writers call 'the bible,' no it's not the actually bible. But, it's a bible for your book. Basically, you write down everything that happens, things you can't remember, things like hair color, eye color, what color shirt, and things you need to remember. It has helped me SO much with my writing. I know things I need to put in there and things I need to remember.

I'm in a intro to creative writing class, right now, and we are writing poetry, which I can't stand. I LOVE to read the kids around me and their work, and of course the famous work out there, but me NO WAY, am I a poet. Everything I try and write is awfully corny and everything rhymes. But, this boy in my class today read his poem, and it touched my heart. I mean, it was obviously very hard for him to read and write. But, it was emotional, passionate, and full of hate. That's when it dawned on me. When I write my scenes about Molly and Zane fighting, I look deep, deep down into my past and my regrets (don't act like you don't have them) and I search. I search ever inch of my heart, for the anger, romance, hatred or anything I need. I do the same thing as this boy, just in a different way. Instead of expressing myself in a poetic number, I put my emotions into my characters.

Oh, and I secretly watch the people around me. HA. I really do. Like today I watched as my teacher became VERY excited over this boys poem. She truely loves it. Also, another person who gets nervous and crosses his legs and shakes his boot on his knee, and others who watch everyone all the time (maybe he was watching everyone for the same reason as me) but his eyes darted as if he was a theif waiting for a clear break, but, I watch the things around me. I watche the silent people, the loud people, and try to see why they do the things they do. Becareful I'M WATCHING!

The last thing I do when I am having a writers block, which I do this constanly anyways, but especially when I am having trouble writing, I READ. Reading other's work, and seeing how it flows so smoothly, you see what you are lacking, you see the things that transends paragraph to paragraph.

-- Read your work, watch and read.


Monday, August 16, 2010

Next Big Thing!

I have completed "Lost," which is the second novel to the Fighting Destiny Series. Now, I am started on "Fallen," which is the third. I've been busy with school and work, and also getting my new apartment settled but I try to work on it when I can. Trough editing Fighting Destiny for now. My agent and I are trying to get the manuscript perfect before representing it to the publishing company! :) Which is exciting. Also, my brother and I have joined forces. We are working on a novel with will be two or three, not determined yet, novels. It will be called Damned and it is about fallen angels, with a big twist! :) So, just going to write up on a update.

Thank you!

Monday, July 12, 2010


Wow, when I started blogging I never realized how hard it would be with school, work and writing to keep up with it. I haven't blogged since May 31. That a pretty good while ago. But, I have been busy. I've recently found an apartment with two other girls, which we are moving into at the end of this month. Im soooo excited! Its two second both from my school and work! yay. But, to the most important thing going on in my life right now, Fighting Destiny. My agent gave me a edited copy of some of my book, showing me what I need to look for. So, there I went. Searching over my writing, for grammer mistakes, spelling mistakes, and things that didnt quite make much since. My Dad then follows after me, correcting. Its so much easier for others to find mistakes in your work. I remember last semester when I had my first Creative Writing class, (nonfiction). I would want to cry when we would come on the days where we had to read over other peoples work then hear what they had to say about mine. There would be marks all up and down my page, even though I came out with an A in there, it hurt. But, I wanted to say Thank You, Miss. Payne. For correcting my stories, and thankful enough I was voted to be part of our College's Magizine "The Foliate Oak." I learned more from my Creative Writing teacher than anyone before in English. THank you again. But, I guess this is off for now. I'm editing, then sending it to my agent for reviews, then off to represent it! Can't wait. :)

Monday, May 31, 2010

Keeping it going....

Writing, writing, writing. I feel like my life has been overcomed with words, typing and also writing down things on napkins at work when I get an idea. When we aren't busy of course. :) But, summer I starts tomorrow, and I will have math class, business speaking, work, and writing. But, its strange, no matter what is going on in my life I find a way to write. I find a way to write, because I love it. I feel myself getting lost in my characters. Sometimes I think my boyfriend should speed off with ultraspeed into the darkness of the night. Ha. Fighting Destiny is a story that I'm sure girls will love. I'm not to sure about boys, their are some boys that love love stories, so probably some will enjoy it. There are definitely some action scenes in there, but more in my second one that I am working on now. I've asked my agent if it would be okay to put a short section of my book on my blog or my fanpage on facebook, but I just done that, so I will know soon. I just wanted to let people know a little bit of how it will read. But, if that doesnt happen, hopefully y'all will get to see it on the shelves soon. Eventhough, I've read it can take a long time to get a book published, so, it might be a few months, I'll keep you guys updated on everything.

- Love, Brittany

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Thoughts, Advice, Interest, and thanks. To the wondeful people in my life. Hopefully my Book will make it far!

Finally, I got my first final out of the way. Now, all is left is Math, my most dreaded enemy, number and letters. But, on the other hand. I have no classes today or tomorrow, only a study session, so I have TONS of time to write. My most favorite thing to do in my entire life. WRITE, WRITE, WRITE. I know, I know, tons of people love to write. But, when I set down and day dream in class, I wonder how could ANYONE love to do this as much as me. But, I'm not in denial. I know they are out there, wondering, writing, pondering, and in the process of their next victim, princess, dragon, vampire or werewolf they are fixing to put on paper. Sometimes I feel like I have ink or lead in my blood. That is flowing out toward my computer, paper, or even my I-pod. I find it really useful. While I help my mom clean, I constantly get ideas on how my book series is going to turn out, so I quickly pull out my I-pod, press notepad, and start typing my idea on my keyboard. Yes, I am obsessed if you were wondering. Can I spell, no, do I know a lot of fancy words others do not, no, do I have my degree yet, no. But, I do have an imagination. An imagination that is dying to get out, dying to work its way out on to my laptop, I-pod or notepad. I love what I do, and I continue to do it as far as I can.

Advice-- "What does she know?" "She has never published a book, or anything."
Thats probably what you are thinking right now. But, I have had a short story published, and articles in my College and Home Newspaper. But, no, thats not where my heart is.
I'll tell you this, I have had the tourment of trying to find an agent. On my second try I recieved a I want to read more, that lead to more, than to "I would like to represent you." But, that first rejection letter, stung my heart. I cried, after my mom read the letter to me, and after I talked to everyone. In my room, in my bed, I cried. I have worked so hard on my first book. Staying up late thinking, "what would people reading this think?" Although, I've learned if you write it, because you enjoy it, someone out there will like it. Plus, I'm a young female adult, I know what girls like. Heck, I am one.

So, just when you think your life is over after a rejection. Do your HOMEWORK, as my agent calls it. Look up whatever your book is about, and look up agents with that interest. Dont give up! Please, truth is, I would probably love what you are writing, along with everyone else.

So, at the end of the day, my thoughts are scattered, from advice, school work, my book and my life.

I'd like to say Thank you God, for giving me the patience I never had until now. Thank you to my family, for the hours of tourment you suffered from me telling you about my book. Thanks Greg, my boyfriend, that I'm sure wants to choke me, because all I talk about is the guys in my book. (Sorry babe, nothing personal) And last but not least, Marisa, my agent. Without your interest in my book. I'd still be sending in query letters.

Thanks guys.