Month: April 2009

Curse you, Mary!

My plan was to take it easier for May. Because Mary was gonna do all the hard work and submit a full manuscript. But noooo! Now I’ve gotta do the pages that I wasn’t gonna hafta do. And I have to finish the round story, because I didn’t do the hard work I was supposed…

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Short story hook question

There’s been lots of talk about how important a good hook is for a novel–because that leads to better query letters, etc., and that way people have a good grip on what you’re writing. But how about with short story queries/submissions? As a rule, you put your whole story into the mix and let the…

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A full request!

Hello, ladies and gents, I just wanted to jump up and down for a moment because an agent has requested the full manuscript for Following Julia Roberts! Whether or not anything comes of it is beside the point right now, because I’m assuming that everyone has their fingers crossed. *Peering at everyone’s hands* It’s my…

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An Experiment

The Age of Fable: Library Edition by Thomas Bulfinch My review rating: 3 of 5 starsBulfinch likes the word ‘propitious’…at least that’s the word that stuck out the most to me as I listened to the narrator. Also ‘thither’–such an old word that it seemed really forced, even with the knowledge that the book was…

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Do you want to know how stupid I am? Here I am, sitting at the computer, day after day, checking my email, bemoaning the fact that no one is requesting pages and pages of my genius, when, low and behold, a request comes through for pages. All together now: Yay! However, this isn’t what makes…

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April Goals, March Sum-up

I didn’t do too bad in March. Got some queries together and off. Got some new pages written–not as much as I wanted, but enough because it helped keep me from going insane while the queries were doing their thing (and they still are, by the way). All the critiques for both groups got finished.…

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