At least today has improved

It looks like my initial query to Mr. Galen went awry. He asked me to resend it. I hope to hear tomorrow on whether or not he’d like to see a few chapters. That’s good news.

In moving good news: Halleluia! It looks less likely. If I can convince myself Mr. Galen’s unlikely to request the ms before 5AM, maybe I’ll sleep tonight. I didn’t last night, thanks to the work/move stuff.

Yeah, whatever. I never sleep. It would be nice, for a change.

Why Eat a Single Grain of Rice?

Why eat a single grain of rice when you’ve got a whole bowl to choose from? Okay, maybe there’s not a whole bowl of them, but I’ve decided not to wait on any one agent. I’ve already sent to Jill Grinberg and will send to Matt Bialer tomorrow. I’d love to send to Scott Hoffman at Folio, but he’s not taking queries right now. I’m also trying to get a faster copy of Tiger’s Heart to research for Maya Rock. We’ll see. That book’s been on my request list since last fall!

In moving news, we’re going out to discuss the pros and cons of moving with my parents. Because they’re completely unbiased. I’m looking forward to it, I just hope I don’t lose it. It’s been a difficult two days.


Oi, we’re back to maybe moving. Geesh, this has been a day.

Miss Snark Competition

Well, I was #15 in this week’s Snark-a-Thon. Not to say I came in 15th. That was my poll position, as it were. The comments gave me some good polish stuff and I’m pumped now. The Secret Agent was hooked, though she also wanted some cuts. Cuts are good. I can do cuts.

I’ve got three Alternative Beginnings to the book, now. I like the one I used in the competition (with the cuts), but I am flexible. We’ll see. I still haven’t heard from Russell Galen or Jill Grinberg and I suspect that’s a good thing. At least now I’m a little more prepared.

I’ve found good reading in Outlaws of the Marsh, but I’ve not yet found a story I’d want to re-make like I did Mourn Their Courage. I’m not that far in yet, though. There’s time.


I received an honorable mention from Jenny Rappaport! I made her suggested changes last night, but I’ll go back through some of it now.