Wednesday, February 17, 2010

BBB & DLS in NYC

Okay, folks, I've edited a bit and tried to make this VLOG as intriguing as possible. May I present me and Awesome Agent (the incredible Bernadette Baker-Baughman of Baker's Mark Literary Agency) in NYC. Let me know what you think!



Sorry about the darkness and the background noise. Steven Spielberg has nothing to fear from me.

52 comments:

Jen said...

This super informative thank you!!!! You guys are so fun!

I must say the one thing that will stick with me forever is that sending out a Query letter is much like waiting on hold for AT&T that is the best example I've ever gotten!!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Jen, I'm glad you "got" that important tip. Query letter = ATT.

Glad you enjoyed the vlog!

Ruthanne Reid said...

Agent + Q&A + green beer = FTW.

Translation: that was sincerely awesome. Thank you for posting this!

Kimberly Franklin said...

Wow... Deb. I love it! You guys were so funny and very helpful. YAY! : )

Angie Ledbetter said...

Schube, that really was awesome. I can feel the genuine chemistry and mutual affection! Wheee. So happy for you. Lurved the subtitles. LOL

David F. Weisman said...

My brain is still trying to combine 'War and Peace' with 'Lolita'. Help! Explosion imminent!

Jemi Fraser said...

That was fun! Very informative & helpful :)

DebraLSchubert said...

Ruthanne, So glad you liked it! It was much fun to do. ;-)

DebraLSchubert said...

Kimberly, Helpful? Seriously? Did you watch the video? (Kidding! Of course you did. And, yes, one of us with the initials BBB was very helpful.)

DebraLSchubert said...

Angie, Yeah, it really is true love. Glad you liked the subtitles - it was my first attempt! (How's the partying going down your way?)

DebraLSchubert said...

David, Great combo - I'm surprised it hasn't already been written! Welcome to my humble abode, btw! Glad you stopped by.

DebraLSchubert said...

Jemi, So glad you liked it! ;-)

Pen Pen said...

Put this up on my blog and NOW I'm e-mailing it out to those who will flatter me because of it!!! :)
THANK YOU for doing the Q&A with Bernadette...and indulging me in my superfluous question, Debs!! You probably already know how exciting it is to even hear an agent say something to you as a writer! This truly will be making me smile for a very long time!!!
I hope u have pics from ur trip too!! I want to see all of it- the statue of liberty, fire hydrants, the employees David Letterman shagged, and every pretzel cart you went by!!! :)

HUGS AND LOVE!!!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Penny, I'm so glad you loved the vlog. Maybe you'll send me a special batch of (chocolate!!) cupcakes someday? Hugs forever, ;-)

Karen Walker said...

Debra, this was wonderful.Thanks so much for asking her my question. Now if I only knew what was considered high and low numbers. But now I have hope.
Karen

DebraLSchubert said...

Karen, Here's a link from Agent Rachelle Gardner that may help: http://cba-ramblings.blogspot.com/2009/11/my-final-comments-on-self-pub.html

Again, my thoughts are with you and your mom. Hang in there and take care.

Stephanie said...

Debra...CONGRATULATIONS! This was adorable and how thoughtful of you to think of your followers in the midst of such a huge score for you personally!
Loved this idea and when the time comes for me, I might do the exact same thing but of course, give you guys complete and total credit.
The snow here was indeed apocalyptic. The fact that you made it to meet speaks volumes to your commitment.
GOOD LUCK and CONTRATS again!
Stephaine

DebraLSchubert said...

Stephanie, I'm so glad you liked it, and believe me, you can take this [not too] original idea and run with it! I wish you the best of luck with your career and can't wait to see your agent/author vlog. ;-)

Daisy Whitney said...

So glad you guys finally got to meet!

Sara McClung ♥ said...

omg I love both of your personalities. this was super fun and informative!

DebraLSchubert said...

Daisy, Thanks, me too!!!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Sara, I'm so glad you liked it! It was a blast to do. We're meeting again in May and will do another. ;-)

Dorothy Dreyer said...

That was awesome AND informative! And I just have to say, you have great camera presence and I think vlogging was an excellent idea! Keep it up!

Cynthia Schuerr said...

Ha Ha ! Well, that certainly was fun, not to mention informative:-)
So ,let me be clear.
1. Write your book
2. Submit with query that takes well over 24 hrs to complete.
3. Hope for the best and don't hang up.
Am I close? LOL!
You both rock!

DebraLSchubert said...

Dorothy, You are a sweetheart. Thank you so very much. I'd take up acting if only I could remember my name. And, yes, there will be more vlogs. BTW, did you see my one and only other vlog so far? Here's the link:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJbF_mHdp_A

DebraLSchubert said...

Cynthia, You're not close, my friend, you NAILED it!!! Glad you enjoyed the ride. There will be more. ;-)

Suzyhayze said...

Ummm... simply awesome. Enough said. :)

Felt like I was right there with you!

DebraLSchubert said...

Suzy, Can't wait to hear your "final" story... ;-)

kanishk said...

Glad you enjoyed the vlog!

Work from home India

Pen Pen said...

I corrected her location! I should have checked it! :)
And-yes-I will send u some treats one day!...but only for you. No children are allowed to take any. Their hands contaminate chocolate-reference 'Augustus Gloop of 'WIlly Wonka'!:)

DebraLSchubert said...

Penny, You couldn't pay me to share my cupcakes w/my kids! What do you think I am, generous, I mean crazy? [Mmmm, cupcakes!]

gael lynch said...

Debra, the best part was seeing that you can actually have fun with AA, and make us laugh too! I was cooking dinner and watching it last night, and laughing so loud, my husband came in to see if I was okay! Loved the question about grammar! When I first started submitting my work in my classes with Pat Giff, I used to have major angst, not always certain that every single bit of my grammar was picture perfect. I now know that it'd better be. But then that is the path of the writer! I asked my sixth graders what they thought about that question and they looked at me. One of the girls eventually raised her hand and said, "Um...well, uh-yah...grammar has to count, right?" Damn straight, I wanted to say...but of course, I used that dose of restraint that fortunately comes with the turf! What are you doing for an encore?!

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DebraLSchubert said...

Gael, I'm so glad I made you laugh! An encore will be tough by myself, but I'll do the best I can. I'll be seeing AA again in May, so we'll definitely do another vlog.

And, yeah be sure to tell your 6th graders that gramur shurly maturs!

gael lynch said...

LOL! And spelling two, write?!

T. Anne said...

Wow thank you so much ladies for answering my question!!!! That was actually pretty entertaining to watch and yes, I mean that in a good way.

And surprisingly, I do feel like the answer to my question was clarifying. I'm going to write what my heart tells me and will be ecstatic to be writing it for the next ten years.

Thank you again!!!

DebraLSchubert said...

T. Anne, Thanks for the question, and I'm glad you feel it helped. We'll be doing another vlog together in May, so if you've got any more questions, let me know & I'll be sure to ask her live and in person. ;-)

Carolin Seidenkranz said...

You two seem like such a great team! =) Thank you muchly for the vlog, I enjoyed watching it a lot. *g*

DebraLSchubert said...

Carolin, I'm so glad you enjoyed the vlog - it was so much fun to do. Can't wait to do it again! ;-)

Stina Lindenblatt said...

Thanks girls for doing this. Very informative interview. :)

DebraLSchubert said...

Stina, So glad you liked it! ;-)

Corra McFeydon said...

Love it! I've got to get on the vlogging train!

Thanks for sharing this, Bernadette and Debra. :)

Corra

from the desk of a writer

Kate Thompson said...

Dear Best Friend (on your blog, you said you'd be my best friend if I follow you, and now I am, so there ya go and here she be)
I found your post on Rachelle Gardner's blog and followed the breadcrumbs here. I enjoyed your vlog and, like others, appreciate the query letter = ATT thing, plus the other answers. I also really appreciated that glimpse of what an author-agent relationship can be like.

Thanks to both of you.

DebraLSchubert said...

Corra, So glad you liked it. And you should, vlog I mean - it's FUN!!!

DebraLSchubert said...

Kate, Thank you so much for following the bread crumbs. I try to leave them wherever I go so I don't get lost. And, yes, you're now my BFF. Wanna go get a mani and a pedi? ;-)

Tina Russo Radcliffe said...

That was a great video!!

Thanks for sharing.

Debra L. Schubert said...

Tina, My pleasure. So glad you liked it!

Corra McFeydon said...

Hi! This is just a quick note to let you know I linked this article in my February review at Wordpress. I can't figure out how to do trackbacks to Blogger. I'm also tweeting it either tonight or tomorrow.

:)

Corra

from the desk of a writer

Debra L. Schubert said...

Corra, Why thank you! Much appreciated. ;-))

coffeelvnmom said...

Really enjoyed watching the video. It looks like the two of you are a great pair. That's wonderful! ;)

Debra L. Schubert said...

Jessica, It's a great fit for sure. I am incredibly lucky. Thanks so much for watching. ;-)

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