Take time to deliberate, but when the time for action has arrived, stop thinking and go in.
- Napoleon

Sunday, June 10, 2007


I don't have a whole lot to report. Progress on AWJ is slow. Editing on Blink is stalled. Editing on Spectacle, however, is zooming right along. I went through all of my CPs suggested changes, and then I started over and am in the process of taking out unnecessary crap, a profusion of 'thats' and rewording to make things clearer.

I got one response to my queries back since I last updated. It was a rejection.

Still have a few left floating out there, so I'm not dead yet. One agent in particular comes to mind because she's had my snail-query since March and hasn't returned my SASE yet. I wonder if it's because of the now-insufficient postage. In my defense, I didn't know about the postal rate increase at that time, or I would've added another two cents. (Thrown my two-cents in?) It may be wrong to think so, but since she took so long, I think it would be nice if she'd just slap another stamp on the darn thing and send it back. (Of course, if she really wanted the manuscript, she'd foot the bill and not worry about it, so it doesn't look good.)

I started a new story - mainly because it wouldn't leave me alone until I wrote some of it down - and then put it on the back burner to simmer while I finish up what I'm working on now. It's a cute mystery, with a snazzy concept. Not my usual baliwick, but I'm open to new ideas.

Oh, and I'm working on new titles for Spectacle and Caldera. In the future, I'll post a list of possible titles for each and see what y'all think.

Now, we return you to your regularly scheduled surfing...


Wendy Roberts said...

I look forward to reading your list of potential titles. I'm title-challenged myself but I love reading about others.

Zinnia Cyclamen said...

I'm rubbish at titles too. Have you checked out Lulu's Titlescorer? http://www.lulu.com/titlescorer/