In roughly 5 months Elk Lake will be publishing and I will be launching ‘How to Steal a Romance.’
Team is up and reading/reviewing already. I have one slot open. Just one free copy to give away for a confirmed helper to launch this romantic suspense… Facebook, comment here, or DM on Twitter!
THE UPDATE :
Progress is being made. The publishing house/creative graphics department is working on a cover. Yeeks! Can’t wait to see it!
Next, a professional website is close to done and thanks to Bob Phillips, webmaster. This is Bob (well, not really). I am apparently a pain in the neck with my emails and requests…
I am finally on Instagram. Soooo I don’t really know how to use it yet, gimme time. *AuthorClaire1 – got a few pics up…
Expedition in the garage getting fixed up for some road trips. Yay!
The launch team (minus 1) is so on it and I love you guys, you rock!
Since I have been procrastinating I haven’t posted.
Because… I have been procrastinating.
Got back into it last night until 2 a.m. My grammar-a-holic I can credit for crackin’ the whip and makin’ me git back to it.
Fearing ProWritingAid’s (PWA) incredibly slow process again, I tried the free Grammarly only to find that punctuation / proofing was not included. Oh, please.
So I plugged the whole MS back into PWA and typed away.
Funny thing happened on the way to (Damascus) this process. I submitted my cover letter/proposal/synopsis/50 pages without the PWA edit — to the agent.
MERCY. Should I tell her? I am hoping she is blind to my gaffs. Otherwise…
My apathy and angst over reading and writing lasted far too long.
Got the 1st 50 pages proofed (because I can only take fixing stuff a small dose at a time). Then about a week or so later fixed them thar errors.
Today, wrote … wait for it … synopsis, cover letter, and polished proposal.
The awesome thing right here is that an agent listened to my pitch on P2P (Pitch-top-Published) and said, send it!
Sweet! But that was, of course, months ago when I was still having that eReader read through my manuscript. Not quite done with that process I might add.
Sent my grammar-a-holic friend the next 50 pages and the 1-page synopsis and 1-page cover letter.
As I quake in fear.
Once fixed, I will send that into the ether and finish that read-through if’n I can’t finish it in the next few days.
Then, onto fixing one of my 3 other novels, listening to the fire.
No… I am not from the South. But, still.
I have WAY too many topics to write about on one site, so I am dedicating this one to writing…
celebrations (for you and me)…
Later, I will post something meaningful. Let me think about it.
Also, will be posting this on my other social media…
Perhaps why writers get frustrated at themselves, their agents, publishers etc. :
Let me see if I can put it in words that even the inebriated (writer?) might understand.
– Tom Robbins
Had a hankerin’ for posting a new WordPress site. WHY? Oh, heck. I don’t know. I was frustrated (wait… am frustrated) with my website, and wanted to blog.
You know, like destroy everything techy in sight. I want to throttle something. Or the infernal internet, but I’d have to talk to the man who invented it and reach the end of the .com .net .org .everything else internet-y.
Here I will not focus on forensics but on writing and interviews. (this is also a picture of an agent’s desk. And you wonder why it takes more than a month to hear back…)
So this is a short post.
BECAUSE I AM EDITING.