Friday, July 9, 2010

Week in Short

It's Friday? Already? O.o Did someone speed up time on me again?

Song of the Week: Into the Night by Nickelback (which actually should have been the song two weeks ago, but I'm listening to Pandora so I don't really have a song of the week right now)

Must read:

Good guys or bad guys? How about neither? + Angelfire giveaway!
The process of a book: 16 steps to publication [I want to have this post made into a giant poster and put it on my wall. Seriously.]
The magic of setting
Q&A with Tina Wexler covering quitting querying, mentioning other works, magic realism, and much more

Rachelle Gardner is closed to queries for the month of July

MSFV July Secret Agent contest! Genres for this one are young adult and contemporary women's fiction. Begins July 12th.

Christina Baker Kline:
Five questions to ask yourself BEFORE querying

Pimp My Novel:
Book covers

Rachelle Gardner:
Style sheet

Scott Tracey:
Keep a stiff upper lip

Story Flip:


ARML -- Draft four is complete (yay!) and draft five is in progress. I'm a little nervous about character revisions because I've never done an entire draft focused entirely on them before, but it's a learning experience.

Summer Fling -- 42k! WHOOO! Still not halfway, I have a feeling this is going to be a longer one. Maybe about 70k all told.

I also had an SNI yesterday. A very nagging SNI. I'm trying to push it to the back of my mind to simmer while I work on SF, but it doesn't seem to want to go. I'd start writing it except I only have the MC and very little plot. I'll figure it out eventually.

Everyone have an awesome weekend!