Like that one guy said: Good writers borrow, great writers steal. Welcome to the place where all things have been lifted, looted, and otherwise pilfered…Remember, possession is 9/10s of the law.
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… Continue Reading “A full request!”
I just hit the ‘send’ button on the query/five pages submission, and about passed out. My brother is laughing uproariously in the backgroud–ranting about how the first submission is always rejected. I’m trying to think of it all as a short story submission. I’ve… Continue Reading “Oh God, Oh God, Oh God”
I handed my ‘finalized’ version of FJR over to my mother to check for typos and so that I would have a cold reader to go through it. Recently she gave me the first half. You know how we talk about constructive criticism? Well,… Continue Reading “A different kind of critique…”
Guess who’s done?Me.Yep.Me.I’m done.Done with the third draft.Done.Done.Done! Guess who’s happy, happy, happy?Me.Yep.Me.SOOOOOOOOO happy!
…and the language polish. And then I’m done and sending out FJR. I won’t lie. It feels really, really, really good to have done all that work and to see an end in sight. Three chapters left! It’s noticeably better thanks to all my… Continue Reading “After this is the typo check…”
Nervous energy. Tonight the CWCers will be giving me feedback on the 2nd draft of FJR. I admit to feeling a bit stressed because I so want it to be close to submitable. (I also hope they don’t read this before hand and adjust… Continue Reading “”
Three cheers for me! Finished the manuscript! Now let’s just hope the printer holds out. It’s going through a lot of paper at the moment. Yeesh, death to the forests I guess. I’m trying very hard not to focus on the thoughts going through… Continue Reading “Printing in progress”
Like an idiot, I asked if the CWC crew would be willing to do a ‘full novel’ read through–which involves handing in: 1. full draft of novel (like the name implies) 2. list of agents I am considering submitting to 3. rough draft of… Continue Reading “What did I do?”
So, I’m a little late on the goal thingy. Ali has called me a slacker and that I’d better get in gear. All true. Basically my goals are to get the critiques done for both groups and write all the scenes that need to… Continue Reading “October Goals–A Little Late”
I didn’t really set any goals for April or May. At first I decided that I would pat my back for things I got done and not worry about what I set out to do. Apparently praise doesn’t work for me. I didn’t even… Continue Reading “May is Over, June is In”