Last Week on the Blog
Thank you to everyone who made Critique Week such a success! In case you missed it, the winner of last week's contest is up, along with some love for everyone else who participated. Because of you I may consider making this an annual thing!
This Week on the Blog
The Critique Sisters Corner just gave me a “One Lovely Blog Award”! Thank you, Linda, for thinking of me. I'm enchanted to know that you find my blog useful. You've made today a wonderful start to the new week.
And to pass along the “loveliness” I'd like to recognize a few of the blogs I follow:
Three blogs I wouldn't want to do without
Elena Solodow – You're Write. Except when you're Rong. She has a fantastic sense of humor and is always able to put a lighthearted spin on the ups and downs of writing.
Amie Kaufman. She's a wealth of great advice, useful links, and interesting discussion starters.
Lydia Sharp – The Sharp Angle. Always up-to-date on the latest in the publishing world. (Follow her on twitter too!)
Three bloggers who are very friendly people
Jamie Grey. A fabulous writer, plus she has become a personal blessing to me in my own writing journey.
Deborah Burns. She always has wonderfully thought-provoking posts.
PK Hrezo. A lovely blogger and a lovely person.
Three friends who have become bloggers
Kendra Mareva. One of my fabulous critique partners with a grounded perspective on life.
Marshall Maresca. A con buddy and sci fi/fantasy writer.
Leticia – Ramblings of an Aspiring Novelist. A new writer, so go show her some encouragement!
What I'm Writing
For those following the progress of Olympus Gate, I am currently looking for an agent. I've had some positive things happen lately in that process, but it is a process, so there's no news yet to share.
In the meantime I've started a new book! The working title is Unmade, which comes from a tag line that hit me one morning a few weeks ago: A wish, once made, cannot be unmade. The book is about wishes and gargoyles, jujutsu black belts and punk rockers, a wheelchair, a girl who makes things real, and a boy who tears things apart.
I've written the first chapter (and trembled as I sent it to a couple advance readers, who I must say both did quite well in their cheerleader roles). I still have a lot of research to do for the middle section of the book, but I should be able to get through at least chapter two this week.