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Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Perks of Being a Regular

Just about everywhere you go these days you can get a rewards card for frequent visits. The more I eat at Panera, the quicker I stack up freebies and other perks. The more coffee I drink at Starbucks, the sooner I get a freebie there. I even get rewarded for working out and eating healthy via a point system through my insurance program.

This past week, I found out about another perk for being a regular.

We were home on a snow day on Monday, so I decided it was the perfect opportunity to finish a few final edits of my WIP, do one last read-through, write a synopsis, and send off a query. My editor is usually very quick to respond, and this time around was no exception. However, this time around, I received a pleasant surprise. Instead of answering back with a 'send the mss', she noted 'you didn't attach the mss'. When I questioned her about the comment, she said that returning authors can send the full mss with their query and synopsis; it was a perk of being a regular.

This was news to me. I don't know if this is new policy at TWRP, or at this point I've been around long enough to have achieved this status (the mss I sent was my 11th with them), or if it's her personal preference. Whatever it was, I was thrilled. It will certainly take out one step of the finger crossing ritual. Now, instead of waiting to hear back about a request for a full, I can simply send everything at once and wait for the offer of a contract (fingers AND toes crossed). :)

There are definitely advantages to being a regular!

Until next time,

Happy Reading!


One Great Night - available now from The Wild Rose Press


  1. Marvelous! The only drawback would be if you didn't have your manuscript ready, but in this case, you did!

  2. TWRP's turnaround time is so fast, I always have the mss read to go when I query. My editor usually gets back to me the same day. I'm so spoiled.