Thursday, August 20, 2009

The New Phonebook is Here!

I'm a somebody! Okay, not quite. But I did get the critique I've been holding my breath for. This was the critique of the first thirty pages of my WIP from a well known and much respected literary agent that I "won" in an auction. (Jeff says its not a "win" since I paid for it, but we disagree on this point).

Anyway long story short, the agent offered me some great insight into some issues with my character and story structure, and also gave me some great encouragement! She liked my query letter and enjoyed one of my scenes! Since this was the first time anyone outside of my immediate family has read my work, and this is my very first novel, which is not quite ready for primetime, I am very, very, VERY excited.

Now back to work on WIP number 2 with renewed confidence and energy. I'm hoping she'll read the next one for free...

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Surprise Endings

I am just about finished with my latest WIP. There is a surprise ending! Well, it probably won't be a surprise to the readers, but it was a surprise to me. Weird how that happens. I outline the plot and think I know exactly where a book is going and then the characters do things that I don't expect. So cool!

Most of the time. Sometimes they do stuff that is just odd. Or boring. Or well, a whole other story. But I guess that's why there's sequels...