My resume work is starting to pick up. I think a lot of people like to look for new jobs at the turn of the year, which is good for business on my end. Makes for busy weekends, though! 🙂 I’m glad I have other writing work to do until I hear back about other projects, and it’s always good to listen to and talk to people about their career pursuits, so I am not too into my own head. People are so ambitious and visionary. They make the world interesting and beautiful.
Have a great, productive day!
I have been trying to read more lately. When I finished my ms, I was so burned out, I think, and I am just now getting back into the swing of reading again. I’m working on an old book by Irving Shulman called THE AMBOY DUKES. I have been really slow about reading it, but when I do, I am instantly transported. The man was a masterful writer.
Oh! I almost forgot! I had a literary agent request a partial on the manuscript I submitted, so that’s good news. Maybe it’ll turn into something good. I have been revamping my query to try to get it as sparkly as possible. Seems to be working. 🙂
Have a great Tuesday, and a song.
I picked up the 2014 WRITER’S MARKET last night. What a bargain at $9.90 on Kindle, seriously. This has everything writer needs to know about how the markets work and the best ways to approach and submit to literary agents and publishers of books, magazines, comics, the works. What a great resource. I haven’t seriously read the markets since 2003, and what a change in 11 years. Even the way that queries look and read are different. It’s helped me a lot to brush up my submission package, get some synergy between the query letter, synopsis, and sample chapters.
On another note, I am going to enter my manuscript in the 83rd Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Entry is $25.00 to sign up by May 4, 2014. Get in the ring, writing. Time to kick ass.
Lots of work to do. I hope your adventures today bring you closer to your goals, reader friends.
SONG OF THE DAY: EYE OF THE TIGER (!!!) – SURVIVOR – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=btPJPFnesV4
I’m trying to see about a new WordPress theme, one that more reflects the style of my book, which is a paranormal/psychological horror story. I can’t seem to find any themes that have blood and skulls. Guess I’ll have to keep this blog family-friendly for now. Today, I am swamped with work, so I leave you with a song and wish you a fantastic day, reader friends.
NED’S ATOMIC DUSTBIN – HAPPY: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AI4lzeHQduE
Gah! Incoming! Got my first rejection on the submitted MS. Rejection is an acquired taste, I think. One of those things that tastes really bad at first, like your first beer. Remember that thing? Ptooey! A fine beer is one of the major spices of life now, though, right? So maybe manuscript rejection will taste like beer later? Bring it on! Rejection with constructive feedback, ah! would probably be like foie gras – which I have never eaten, but is pate of goose liver, I believe. *WikiGoogie* It is! Sounds pretty gross, though. Poor ducks and geese. I want a steak.
SONG OF THE DAY: Paul Oakenfold – Ready Steady Go (HQ) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0EeuN-g0Rg&list=PLCqvYd7ELp1GneoMBUUeNC_WU1Pw2JPdt