Thursday, April 28, 2011
And for those of you who haven't dropped a hint as to what you want to see on my blog--and win an ARC of Meg Cabot's latest novel, Abandon, go over here and do so! (This contest is also open internationally, so overseas readers, I'm waiting to hear from YOU!!)*
Now, let's hit those links:
Worried about what the publication process is like? Don't worry, you aren't alone
Two great posts about agency agreements: here and here
Before you submit your manuscript to agents, you really, really should finish it! See agent Jennifer Laughran's great post about it
How Publishing Really Works on Getting Published Is Not Enough -- This is a really great post that all aspiring (and frankly, published) writers should read, and I look forward to the rest of the series.
Advice for writers of speculative fiction
Oh, Betsy Lerner, I do adore you! Who else would write a post about finally reading all the books she's lied about reading?
From Dystel & Goderich Literary Management: a list of what to do to keep one agent interested in a manuscript, the importance of *not* having too much background in your story, and yet another reminder that when it comes to the Internet, the best thing to do when someone makes you mad is...nothing. Or at least take a day to cool off before you respond!
Over at Writer Unboxed: Yes, you can write if you have children and what makes a story unputdownable?
At Genreality, a fab post about how you must go for broke
Pimp My Novel on book readings and a handy guide to the biggest industry conference of them all, BEA
So, what's the deal when an agent asks for an exclusive?
Dear Author, as always, has a world of great links worth checking out (and I'm so glad that Apple is finally going to stop tracking everything I do/everywhere I go on iPhone!)
Has all this reading worked up an appetite? Then how about some Cinnamon Toast Ice Cream?
Or, perhaps, with a certain wedding coming up (tomorrow! And please tell me I won't be the only one getting up IN THE DARK to watch!) there's the American Pie Council’s Crisco National Pie Championship winner: Engagement Ring Pie (And I know you know which couple inspired this pie!)
*For feeds that strip links out, you can enter the Abandon ARC giveaway here: http://blog.elizabethwrites.com/2011/04/week-for-me-wow.html