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March 21st, 2008
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Update - Waiting for Godot
Been so long I don't know how this works anymore! Seriously, I've not posted for two reasons. First, I've been flat out so much at work that I've devoted more time to writing than blogging; and more importantly, I didn't feel like I had anything substantial to add beyond my book and what I've posted thus far, though if people disagree, I'm open to suggestions. Besides writing myself, I've just ended a two-year stint as president of the Sisters in Crime Internet Chapter, which ate up more time than I had anticipated just riding herd on the conflicts, especially between self-published, POD, electronic publishing, mainstream publishing, etc.

However, one person kindly posted a question, which was if there was any more, and I thought I'd take the opportunity to post on what's up with my novel. It is now at another agent, from whom I expect to hear next week. (This agent is a friend's agent who expressed interest earlier, which is why I am confident about dates.) I have rewritten it from first to last, emphasizing a couple of elements that I think are distinctive but which I didn't see previously, also leveraging a fair amount of commentary, including people here. It's now much bigger, too -- 75K to nearly 89,000 -- which fits the emphasis, which is thrilleresque. I have continued to work on the second book, too, and have ideas for the next two or three!

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From:kamenkyote
Date:March 22nd, 2008 03:36 am (UTC)
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There you are! I kind of wondered, though I know how busy you are what with all the traveling and such. Congrats on the rewrite! That's a hell of a lot of work. Wishing you luck with the agent next week, too!
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From:loupnoir
Date:March 22nd, 2008 03:03 pm (UTC)
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Missed you.

I'd like to hear about those conflicts (self-pub, POD, electronic, mainstream).

I'd also like to hear more about your book and reread it, too! I enjoyed the first version, and it's always interesting to see what's changed.
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From:stevekelner
Date:March 22nd, 2008 07:44 pm (UTC)

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Thanks for the response! Having not read other people's stories, I didn't feel right asking anyone to reread mine. I'll post regarding the argument shortly.
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