Thursday, September 27, 2007

There is an agent in the family!

Not for me yet -- I still have to finish that novel -- but my husband landed an agent for his supernatural thriller. Hoo, hah! I can take some credit because I wrote the query for him, since the one he'd written kind of rambled all over the place. After studying 700 hooks on Miss Snark's blog, I had a better idea of how to compose a query for him, and the first mailing to 10 agents resulted in about half that many requests. The agent who picked up the project has just started shopping the manuscript around. One rejection from one well-known publisher, another highly reputable publisher asked for a look. We hope there will be more good news soon.

Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Get your NaNo engines in gear

The National Novel Writing Month forums just closed for renovations prior to the October 1 opening date for registration. NaNo addicts like me are waiting with fingers poised over the keyboard, ready for NaNo pre-plotting during October, and the race to 50,000 words in November. If you've never tried it and always wanted to, how about this year?