Apologies for being so absent from the blog...had a very long week which in all honesty kind of sucked, which says a lot when I look back and consider all the good stuff that's happened in the last seven days.
The least suckful (bear with me, I'm making up new words as I go along) news is that my partial got rejected by a wonderful literary agent who I really wanted to work with. I am sad. Once again. But wait, perhaps it will work out for the best!
While I try to work out the kinks in Surviving Matewan, I'm going to focus more attention on my YA Urban Fantasy. It's still going to take me a while to complete, but I can already see that while I love to write both fantasy and historical fiction, I'm trending more towards the fantasy side of things. So if I'm lucky enough and skilled enough to eventually get an agent, it probably makes more sense for the first work an agent sees to be in the fantasy genre. Plus, I honestly think my YA Urban Fantasy is better written than Surviving Matewan, or at the least, has better pacing and plotting. We shall see though, first I've got to finish writing the darn thing.
In other news...blog contests are still my crack and lo! and behold!, Colleen Lindsay over at The Swivet is having a Query Haiku contest. You may recall the last time she held a contest, it was to write a query in 140 characters or less and I likened it to writing... a query haiku! This clearly means that I am psychic! I shall now go play the lottery and when I get back, start work post haste on my contest entry.
Influx by Daniel Suarez
4 weeks ago