Hello, Square One

Oh, hello, Square One, I…wasn’t expecting to see you here. How are you? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Four years? Really, that long? Time flies, huh? Sorry I haven’t kept in touch, you know how it is. Well. I’d love to stay and hang out, but– Yeah, sure, we can hang out a little. […]

Did You Say–Gasp!–Outline?

Good freezing morning to you today! Not only is it one of the coldest mornings of the year so far (outdoor thermometer says it’s zero right about now), but my thermostat continues to prove that it needs to be replaced: for the third time in four nights, it failed to tell the boiler that heat […]

Monday Musing: Mauritius!

First things first: Agent Carrie is running her monthly Query Critique today–with bonus 1st page–so if you want to see what an agent thinks of a submitted query and first page, and if you want to help a fellow author potentially win a critique of her first hundred pages, hie on over to Carrie’s blog […]

Monday Musing

The blear is strong in me this morning. I woke up in the dead of night–or morning, technically. 3:22, to be exact. I’m not sure what woke me up: too hot, too cold, fingers falling asleep, spider running across my face, who knows? But I was sure, for just a few seconds, that it was […]

Help A Fellow Writer Out…

…and head on over to agent Carrie Pestritto’s blog. Leave a critique on the posted query and help the writer potentially receive a 100-page critique from Carrie. I can tell you from experience that Carrie does excellent critiques. And as I’ve said ad infinitum, critiquing queries is an invaluable experience for the critiquer as well […]

How I Met My Agent

As I mentioned last week (or maybe it was Monday, which would make it this week), January saw the anniversary of me becoming an agented writer, as it was late last January where I signed on the dotted line with Carrie Pestritto at Prospect Agency. I have very much enjoyed working with Carrie thus far […]

Weekend Update

The problem with taking time off of work is having to go back when it’s over. Out of the last two weeks I’ve spent a whopping total of 4 days in the office, and now, like the kids heading back to school after a 2-week Christmas holiday, I’m facing the prospects of a fairly long […]

Back In Business

Here I sit, early in the morning trying to bang out a post before work. It’s been a full week since I’ve been on the job, though I did briefly check in on my work e-mail on Friday. I like my job, but it’s sure been nice to be home. Also nice is the fact […]

Public Service Announcement

Carrie Pestritto, my agent, is once again open for queries via her Query Critique Contest. She posted 8 hours ago, so it may be too late this time around, but maybe not. If you’ve got a query you would like critiqued (with a chance at getting your first 100 pages critiques as well), then check […]

Double Post Monday!

Schnikies, it’s usually all I can do to get one post out on any given day, and here I am with a second. Well, there’s news–no, not that news, news that may be good for you! Agent Carrie Pestritto, the wonderful woman who represents yours truly, is offering a chance at a free critique of […]