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Friday, March 12, 2010

Week in Short

Today was a very long week. But it's over! And it looks like spring has finally sprung in my world. :) Also, my two favorite racehorses are racing tomorrow. Fangirling over them will probably have to wait until Tuesday. Especially since I'm missing watching the races live and won't be able to see them until Sunday.

Before we get down to the news of the week, I have a few things that I'd like to announce. There will be some fangirling.

First, OH. MY. GOSH. I must read this book. Agent Kristin posted the book trailer for Rules of Attraction by Simone Elkeles. I've seen it four times now. I swear if the book was out (April 13th!) and I could drive, I wouldn't even be here right now. For now it's on my TBR list ranked a 9. Which is pretty big because my scale is only supposed to go from 1-5 with 5 being books that I want to read the most.

I promised myself that I wouldn't fangirl over Twilight anymore. Or at least until after rereading the books after a year-long hiatus. Then I saw the Eclipse trailer. It's AWESOME! I'm going to see this movie. Even though I still haven't seen NM, though I hear that's out on DVD now. Strike that, just looked it up and it comes out on the 14th.

And last but not least, I'm hoping to have a very cool surprise on this blog on Monday. I'm really excited about it. :) Can't say more than that though.

Must Read: Finding agents and publishers, how to deal with the dreaded synopsis, keeping a voice journal, and creating a story bible.

Contests:
GLA's third "Dear Lucky Agent" contest ends on Sunday!

GLA
shared C. J. Omololu's not-so-average journey to representation

Literary Rambles
interviewed Alisa Libby, YA author.

OPWFT
continued their querying blunders series with agent stories part one. I have yet to figure out how sending a query folded in a Starbucks cup full of flour was thought to be a good idea by somebody.

Pub Rants answered some questions this week.

YA Highway interviewed Courtney Summers, author of Some Girls Are and Cracked Up to Be.

That's all the links for this week! My writing is coming along pretty well. It's hit the sidelines a lot this week in favor of homework, but I've been working on it quite a bit.

Destiny -- I've got it out of the trunk, I just need to start working on it. I've decided that the revisions required are so big that I'm just going to rewrite it. Again. But first I need to go through the last draft and decide which scenes I love too much to get rid of and carry them over to the rewrite.

Jump -- revisions have begun. I've got a long haul ahead of me, but hopefully when I come out the other side of the tunnel Jump will be a lot better. Then it'll be off to second round betas before a final polish and then querying.

ARML -- sitting on the sidelines for now. Will probably be brought out when Jump goes off to second round betas.

KITSAN -- stalled and is now coming along slowly. I've got a small case of writers' block, but it's nothing a sugar-high/brainstorming session won't cure. Standing at about 1k at the moment.

Three Days -- My MaNo project. It's probably going to extend into spring break, but I'm hoping to have it complete by the end of it. Currently stands around 6k and is growing in leaps and bounds.

Everyone have an awesome weekend and happy writing/revising/querying!

2 comments:

Kate Hart said...

Thanks for the YA Highway love! :)

Casey McCormick said...

Great roundup! Thanks so much for the link.