Sunday, April 5, 2009

Carry On, Please

"The Last Olympian" officially comes out a month from today. Sometime soon, I need to make time out of the week, take the bus to Borders and preorder.  I shall not elaborate on how nonsensically pumped I am.  

Nathan Bransford is having a "Be An Agent For A Day" event next week.  What a good opportunity to get some feedback for my query. I don't have a query letter right now, so I guess I'll whip one up this week and turn it in for kicks.  Obviously, in this short notice, it's going to be horrific, but feedback is always good, and I dive at the chance. This means I need to come up with a title for le story.  Seriously. This is getting ridiculous. How hard can it be to come up with a title? It should be way easier than actually writing the story.  There must be something wrong with my line of thinking.

This week, I clear permission to begin editing "The Project."  I banished all thoughts of it from my head last week, made myself think about "Steam" instead.  Now I'm scared to read all the glaring flaws.

Wrote half of my short story for The First Line.  It's going swimmingly.  


  1. Yes, I am considering entering my query into Nathan Bransford's event. Though the pitch is very rough and incomplete right now...

  2. Ah, I don't know if I actually will, because there will certainly be WAY more than 50 people turning in queries. And I do intend on querying Nathan eventually after all. I'm not sure I want him to see such a rough presentation. But I'm definitely reading everybody else's. Lots of excellent examples for me to emulate.