top 5 deeks moments of 2013 *hey, you can include things from drive!*
- Combat!Deeks in Killhouse
- "It rhymes with no."
- Calling Sam out
- The “don’t worry about me” talk with/at Hetty
- "The place I went…" speech to Kensi.
As you can see, I like my Deeks badass, sassy, assertive, adorable, awkward, and vulnerable. It’s a combo platter :)
With all the discussion of Big Bang Press, I’ve been seeing some common misconceptions going around, and I want to try to help clear them up.
If you genuinely want to be traditionally published, you need to query agents and go through the process. Let your writing speak for itself.(Don’t include your AO3 name in your query letter. Yes, I have seen this. No, seriously, don’t.) But if you want to try to use your fannish capital as a way into traditional publishing, making it clear on all sides that you have work available is going to be the best way to do that.
If you want to be traditionally published, and you write a lot of well-received fic, state publicly in the same place as you have a fannish audience (e.g. tumblr and/or AO3) that you have a completed manuscript (yes, it has to be completed) and what genre it is. This will not draw anyone new to your work, but if an editor or agent or published author already reads your fic, it might pique their interest and help you form some connections and at least get some feedback to hone your work more.
I guarantee you none of your favorite pro fic writers had agents knocking on their doors before they finished a novel. I guarantee you nearly all of them sent out manuscripts to multiple agents and dealt with multiple rejections. There are plenty of reasons to not choose traditional publishing, but “agents and editors aren’t approaching me” should never be one of them.