Here's the thing: The MSFV Success Stories (have you clicked on the link above lately?) range from direct Baker's Dozen and Secret Agent pick-ups to around-the-bush, affected-me-this-way-so-I-could-go-that-way experiences. Some of the authors have already been published; some are still in the trenches with their agents. But all of them share this blog as a common thread in their success stories, whether directly or indirectly.
Here's one that wasn't sure she "counted". I assured her that she does (remembering the ilk of Beth Revis, who credits MSFV as an indirect influence on her success--Across the Universe showed up on MSFV in Jodi Meadows's Query Contest several years ago, and the rest is history).
What I like about today's story is that it focuses on the advice she received here--and on the fact that she landed some excellent crit partners as a direct result of her involvement here. (And yes, we're going to have another Crit Partner Dating Service in January!)
Without further ado:
I wondered if I counted. . . I did last year's Baker's Dozen, got good
feedback on my logline, but wasn't chosen for the Baker's Dozen, which
really bummed me out. However, I took the advice you gave to heart,
rewrote my first page/chapter and eventually got an agent, Kristin
Nelson. I've been with her since March.
I also want to mention I got
two very incredible CP's through your site who are themselves success
stories. . . it's all about the people, people. I love authors
with a passion and think your website is SO helpful--not just offering
exposure to agents but in getting us organized and meeting goals. Yay