Tuesday’s visit to Alex J. Cavanaugh’s blog was fun. I met a lot of new people, joined quite a few new blogs and gained new followers. Which is all why I blog in the first place. Keep your eye out for Alex’s new book, CassaStar, to be released October 19.
agent pitch to Mary Kole of Andrea Brown Literary. I can’t participate, but I highly encourage all you YA/MG/PB authors to get in there. Please take a look at a great opportunity to win a critique, publicity, copy editing and more from The Writing Show. The show is an informative and inspirational resource for writers, offering in-depth interviews, reality shows, podcasts, and a wealth of knowledge on writing, publishing and anything related. By entering, you'll be helping to save this great support for writers. Also Christine at The Writer’s Hole is hosting a Rainy Day Blogfest as well as a 100 followers contest. Check out all of the great blogfests coming up! I’ll be posting one soon, but as I finally get to go home to my hubby and children tomorrow after six months apart, I’ll wait until I’m settled.
One more major plug before I go. I recently found new blog buddies, and I can’t say enough how much I enjoy their work. It’s edgy. It’s dark. It’s suspenseful. It’s fun. It keeps me hanging on the edge of my seat from Monday to Monday. Stilettos and Shirley Temples is a serial post written by Simon and Mercedes. Go there, read it, love it. You’d think these two were married, the way the story’s progressing. Also you will be intrigued by Mercedes’ post today about the virtual masked ball. Join in if you’d like.
Finally an update on my current projects. As you can see in my sidebar, I have five on the burner. Well, only three now, the others are set aside. My first is just about done, but I’ve got about a week or two left. I have one major scene rewrite, which is what’s holding it up. I open the scene to work on it and then promptly turn to my other WIP to work on that instead but, hey, at least it’s still productive. *feels guilty anyway*
My second is smooth going and the fairly clean first draft should be complete in a month or less. I am really having an easier time with this one than the first, maybe because I used a balanced ratio of pants to plot. IDK. I might like my characters even more than the last ones. What makes one story easier to write for you than another? Any thoughts? And does it necessarily get any easier the longer you’ve been at the writing?
Now I just started a NEW WIP yesterday. It’s different from the others, written in first person this time. I am initially planning on making it a short story for the Writer’s Digest Popular Fiction competition, but we’ll see where it goes from there. Their Short Story and Poetry competitions are now open as well. Anyone else submitting for these?