A Tale of Two Manuscripts: Some Statistics

I can't believe it's been almost 2 years since I first started querying SHADOW OF THE NECROPOLIS! It doesn't feel like it's been that long, but it does at the same time. I'm a somewhat sporadic querier, so I probably would have exhausted my list of agents long before now if I had gone through… Continue reading A Tale of Two Manuscripts: Some Statistics


the halfway point

I've finally made it to the halfway point in my revision on Shadow of the Necropolis! It's still very slow going, but I really need to finish it, since classes start up again on Wednesday. Not to mention, the PitchWars sub window opens on the 27th, in 2 weeks!   Stats: Chapters revised - 15 of… Continue reading the halfway point


#PitchWars 2018: #BoostMyBio

I've gone back and forth on it over the past few weeks, but I think I've finally decided to participate in PitchWars again this year! If nothing else, I love the feeling of community pitching writers create as we wait for picks to be announced 🙂 About My WIP: Shadow of the Necropolis has gone… Continue reading #PitchWars 2018: #BoostMyBio


my drafting style

I was struggling for an idea for this week's blog post that didn't have to do with my EXTREMELY slow revision on the now-titled Shadow of the Necropolis. Work is still underway on the final draft, but I've been dragging my feet since I decided to insert a couple of all-new chapters in this draft. Which… Continue reading my drafting style


chugging along

Good morning, friends! I forgot to write a blog post over the weekend, so this is a bit of a late update. I'm really trying to get back to weekly posts. Revision work is still going pretty slowly. Yes, I'm still procrastinating. Other things just seem to be more interesting! ...Like scrolling through Twitter for… Continue reading chugging along


Tools for Success: My Favorite Writing Craft Books

I started thinking about this weekly blog post a couple of days ago, wondering what I was going to write about. My original plan was to trade off every week between a book review and a writing update, but I decided I didn't want to keep my focus that narrow (and I haven't been working… Continue reading Tools for Success: My Favorite Writing Craft Books

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#PitchWars 2017: #PimpMyBio!

Hello, hello! Welcome writing friends, whether you're a fellow hopeful or a potential mentor. I'm so excited about this year's contest! About Me: My name is Jenna DeVillier I live in the woods in south Louisiana I have a degree in English, and I'm going back to school this fall for my paralegal certification I… Continue reading #PitchWars 2017: #PimpMyBio!


Let The Madness Begin… PitchWars 2014!

Hi guys! I promised another blog post, so this is me, being good about keeping up the old blog :)I posted my mentee bio last week, so I won't bore you by going through all that again! But PitchWars is the most fun, most nervewracking, most enlightening experience I've been through yet as a writer,… Continue reading Let The Madness Begin… PitchWars 2014!


Pitch Wars Mentee Bio!

Wow, so I guess I really am doing this! Consider this blog post my statement of intent: I, Jenna DeVillier, promise to have my latest round of revision finished by 17 August, and will be entering it into Pitch Wars the following day. [Edit: I actually submitted on Friday, 15 August! Because I'm a rebel,… Continue reading Pitch Wars Mentee Bio!