Odds are, if you're here, on this page, right now, you've been dreaming since the age of fetus to write a book; that, or you've written half a book and have no idea how to finish it; that, or you've written an ENTIRE book from Chapter One to The End, spent months/years "finishing" it, sent draft after draft to Mom, and perhaps queried in revolving batches and still have absolutely no idea why not one agent said Yes! I want that book! Give it to me now so I can make it the next Gone Girl!
Sound about right?
That's where I come in.
I am a Thriller Author. I am also a Book Coach. Before I felt comfortable calling myself an "Author," I hired a Book Coach. Why? Because I wanted to write a book that changed someone's life. A book people read ten times over. A book you use your last wish on so you can re-read it for the first time and get that final feeling all over again. A thriller author myself, I live for complex backstories and high-concept plots. I like meaty characters with tragic backstories, dense dialogue mingled with well-crafted sentences, and most of all, small-town nuances (think, Gillian Flynn's Sharp Objects, a personal favorite). I am drawn to anti-heroes and unexpected Agatha-Christie villains. Fraught foreshadowing and crying in Part III. I want the reveal to take my breath away and shock me back to life simultaneously.
I want you to love what you've written.
I want you to write that book. I want to help you write that book! To guide you through that rigorous make-you-wanna-scratch-your-eyes-out season of revision until you've written the final word and are proud of your work—then start on the next one!
Often known in the industry as a Developmental Edit: A rigorous, chapter-by-chapter analysis detailing everything that needs to be cleaned up, fixed, or overhauled in the book — POV, continuity, pacing, character arch + agency, dialogue, sub-plots, maintaining tension, etc.
The goal is to identify the big issues found in the MS. Findings are presented via a 12-15 page editorial letter.
Post-eval, we will meet for a 60-minute Zoom call to go over the evaluation in its entirety to ensure writer clarity and make a game plan for how to tackle revisions. (Package does not include copyedits.)
Partial Manuscript Evaluations available upon request.
Now that you are aware of the problem areas with your MS, it's time to fix them. Revision is daunting, terrifying, heavy, and at times confusing. Most of all, revision is where writers tend to procrastinate until giving up entirely — not today!
As your book coach, I am in your corner. I am the brutally honest feedback. The accountability partner. The project manager — keeping you on track, keeping you encouraged! I am not here to tell you what you want to hear, but what you need to hear so that YOU and your MS will thrive.
I was literally sweating when I met with my book coach for this meeting. But I can promise you this: It was the best hour I'd ever spent on myself. Today, my confidence as a writer and my MS are THRIVING because of it. (Thank you, Samantha Skal!)
Price: $2,000 USD
Your book is complete and you're ready to start pitching to agents — you're also terrified, have no idea how to write a Query letter, and you're head is spinning at the thought of condensing your 90K word novel into a 2-page Synopsis.
The Agent Pitch Package, a goldmine for writers at this stage of their book journey, includes the following:
Is your manuscript still in the drafting stages? Would you prefer a partial edit? Maybe a line-by-line focusing only on the opening pages or chapters?
I am always open to customizing packages based on a writer's goals and budgets. Book a free discovery call and lets brainstorm the best options for you!