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Monday, July 14, 2008

Waiting For Friday....

Authoress has opened her Are You Hooked? contest to everyone. If you want to wander over she is taking submissions through Thursday.

250 words
A manuscript that is finished or in progress (no flash fiction)
One submission per person
Watch your language
No erotica

I was a bit nervous because the opening scene for my WIP is one of the bloodiest scenes in the book. I don't do gore-porn but it's not a G-rated opening. I almost didn't submit, but I did e-mail it to Authoress to look over. She approved it and it's going up on Friday as Submission 2. Feel free to go and slash away all you like. All comments are welcome, even negative ones. I've rewritten that opening so many times (including while I set it in the e-mail).

Over the weekend I managed to finish two short stories. One is a very dark take on Cinderella, can we say assassin any one? And the other was to tease Inky from Inkfever. It is so full of inside jokes (references to the opening chapters of her first ever novel ect ect ect) that it will never be publishable. Well, not unless she becomes very famous. Then I could sell it :o)

Other than that I've worked on the rewrite of chapter 10 for DoJ and submitted through chapter 4 or 5 for critique with my writing group.

I need to get back on track tonight but what I really want to do is go play this very distracting puzzle game I've found.

Oh.... and for those who do the yoga on YogaToday.com - have you tried the one for sciatica? Am I the only one who's whimpering as she walks? I didn't know my hamstrings could hurt like that! If I keep this up I am going to be so toned by the time I get published I'll be able to pose as my own cover model!


  1. You too!

    It should be interesting. I know a lot of people blogged about the contest and I know I told my online writing group so I think we're going to have a lot more people in the contest then usual.

    I'm very curious who the agent is.

    Do you have any guesses?

  2. I have no idea who the agent could be. I hope it's someone who likes fantasy though. *grin*

  3. Hehe, me too!

    Oo, sore muscles. I need to get me some of those!

    (Yes, I am truly being serious. This winter is turning me into a horrendous glob of flab. I'd be a great cover model for The Blob O:D)

    PS The story was hilarious :D