Publishing! In! Week! This!
First up! Please do not forget that there is still time to enter your query to win a critique on the blog on Monday. All you have to do is enter it in this thread in the Forums, and I’ll use a random number generator on Monday to choose the one up for critique.
Second up! Booooooooooooooooooooooooooooo referee booooooooooooooo!!!! Should have been 3-2 USA, but I guess we’ll take the draw.
Oh! Also this week:
The rather decidedly positive reviews are still pouring in for Lisa Brackmann’s ROCK PAPER TIGER, with none other than the Atlantic’s James Fallows calling it “definitely worth reading,” and none other than The Rejectionist saying, “we tore through the fantabulous Rock Paper Tiger with RECKLESS ABANDON AND DELIGHT.” Go Lisa go!
Jeff Abbott passed along a great blog post by Seth Godin about the myth of the magic lottery ticket/fairy godmother in, among other things, the publishing process. Seth’s advice: rather than waiting for someone to give you a winning lottery ticket, best to go the hard work route.
In publishing advice news, Rachelle Gardner has a great post on dealing with contradictory advice, Jessica Faust talks about what it takes to be an agent, and Lynn Viehl has a really nice post about dealing with fatigue, both physical and creative.
And there was an interview with my person over at Onomatopoeia Magazine.
This week in the Forums, discussing all things World Cup and Why America Were Robbed, Krista G. has a recurring interview series with agents and this week she has an interview with my agent, a discussion of endings, and the importance of mentors.
Comment! Of! The! Week! goes to Patty Blount, whose response about the most important person in your writing life was incredibly moving.
And finally, part Why I Love the Internet, part How in the World Does Anyone Have This Kind of Time?!, someone did a stop motion animation of the original Super Mario Bros. IN POST-IT NOTES.
Have a great weekend!