Meredith’s mentorship program could be a fit for you if you’re looking for support to push through a creative block · industry insights to plan your path to publishing · motivation to complete or begin your work in progress · accountability to achieve your dream of writing a novel!
In 2014, Wild founded her own imprint, Waterhouse Press, under which she hit No. 1 on the New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestsellers lists. She has been featured on CBS This Morning, The Today Show, the New York Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Publishers Weekly, and The Examiner. Her foreign rights have been sold in over 23 languages.
This is your chance to pick Meredith’s brain! The Jumpstart includes a complimentary 10-page manuscript review (~2500 words) and 1-hour phone/Zoom call, where you can get Meredith’s advice about anything from story structure to social media strategy.
Minimum 5 month commitment
Want to take it slow? Work at your own pace with a monthly check-in from Meredith to keep your project on track. The Slow Burn includes one 1-hour phone/Zoom call with Meredith per month, monthly check-ins, and optional 20-page manuscript review (~5,000 words) per month.
Minimum 3 month commitment
There’s no better way to get really serious about your writing project than to have a seasoned novelist who knows all the tricks hold you accountable. The Commitment includes two 1-hour or four 1/2 hour phone/Zoom calls with Meredith per month, weekly check-ins via email or Voxer, and optional 40-page manuscript review (~10k words) per month. Manuscript review includes content, structure, and general copyediting feedback.
My creative path began in grade school writing stories on my grandfather’s computer. The love for words endured through college where pursuing a degree in English seemed like the natural choice. It took many years for me to come back to creative writing, though. I was looking for a livelihood after graduation but worried I wouldn’t be able to make a career out of writing. So I decided to start my first business instead.
I spent the next ten years working in tech. My one-woman graphic design shop quickly evolved into a software development company with a team of a dozen programmers, designers, and project managers. Overwhelmed with running a business while being a mom to three young children, I found pockets of peace reading romance novels, until one day, I decided to write my own. For six months, I would work on my novel late at night when the house and my email inbox were finally quiet. One chapter at a time, the Hacker Series—a romance inspired by the tech world I’d been living in for ten years—was born.
Using my design and business experience, I entered the self-publishing space in September 2013 and quickly found a community of avid readers hungry for my novels. My fifth book, Hard Limit, hit #1 on the New York Times list, garnering the attention of New York publishers. After selling the rights to the Hacker Series to Hachette Publishing Group in a highly publicized 7-figure deal, I decided to use what I’d learned promoting my indie titles to help launch other authors to success under my romance imprint, Waterhouse Press.
Being an author, a creative, and the CEO of a publishing house, I appreciate all aspects of the writing process—from embarking on those first few pages, to crafting a page-turning story, to establishing a strong author brand. Now, I’m looking forwarding to sharing what I’ve learned over the past 8 years in the publishing industry with you. No matter where you are on your writing journey, I hope I can help you get closer to your goals.