First Query of 2011

I just sent out my first query of 2011. The agent’s web site states that there is about a four week delay in hearing back. At least I know I’ll hear back from this one instead of having it “black hole” into nothingness. That’s reassuring. I hope that answer is a “yes” and not a ...

Fastest (and Shortest) Rejection Thus Far

The query that I sent off on Christmas Day was rejected last night. That’s a four day turn around time. That’s fantastic for an agent where some of them (through no fault of their own due to their ever-increasing workload) are required to make writers wait weeks or months. I’m very happy for the quick ...

Query Away

I fired off another query to an agent yesterday, but it’s a little different this time. The first two times I sent off a query, it was to agents that I had already met at a conference. By meeting the agents in a pitch session before querying them, I figured I had a higher chance ...

NaNoWri…NO

I participated in NaNoWriMo for the past two years and had varying levels of success. Unfortunately, time constraints on me this year are preventing me from even taking a stab at things. *big heavy sigh* I hope to be able to jump into the fray next year!

Guest Blog Post at Ian’s Site

Hey everyone. I have a guest blog post up at Ian’s site. You can find the post here.

Converted to WordPress

If you’re surprised by the slightly different look/feel of the site, don’t be. I didn’t get hacked or anything horrible like that. I just replaced the CMS system known as Drupal with another one called WordPress. Drupal was working just fine for me, but the upgrade process when a new version was released was a ...

Nook

I picked up a Nook this Tuesday as a birthday gift to myself with some help from gift cards from some friends and my wife. I’ve always been an avid reader, but don’t consume books quite as quickly as a once did when I was a kid. I don’t know if it’s a shortening of ...

Partial Rejected

I’ve neglected my web site for the past two months and it shows. I have news about the partial that was requested by the agent: rejection. I’m not sure why it was rejected because all I received was a form letter with a customized apology for not being interested. I wish I knew why it ...

Partial Requested

I’m currently doing a massive happy dance (mostly internalized at the moment) because I met a great agent today. I pitched my book to her, and she readily jumped on the chance to see a partial submission (the first 30 pages) of my book, WARMAIDEN. I’ve learned quite a bit at this weekend’s PPW Conference, ...

First Round of Revisions

I started my first round of revisions on WARMAIDEN last week, and they are going quite well. I’ve only had to add 300 words total. Well, that’s the delta. I’ve removed quite a few and added a little more than what I’ve removed. I just finished all revisions of chapter 1-3 (the book is 20 ...