Literary Agent Cults

I’ve been thinking, which I like to do. What are clients of agents? Do they form some kind of camaraderie? Do they become like family? Jenny Rapaport has a posse. Posses are good. I belong to a nice posse, but I doubt we will all get the same agent. If we do, I think it…

Rant

If a person is serious about writing, I think they should express their personal opinions in public with great restraint. That doesn’t mean you need to go around kissing agent arse.** (There’s a story that goes with this I will relate later.) It does mean you should refrain from expressing strong political opinions unless you…

Walking The Barrel

We’ve all heard the old maxim, “A failure to plan is a plan to fail.” I’m a planner by nature. I like to know what I want, what it’s going to take to get there and then plan out the steps I need to make. Do you all remember going to the fair and getting…

Evil Editor’s Anniversary

It’s Evil Editor’s third anniversary. I lurked around there for a long time before I said anything because he, like Miss Snark, scared the pee waddling out of me. I’m not even sure what prompted me to post a comment the first time. Seems like such an important conquering of fear ought to be stamped…

A Saevon-By Honor Bound

Excerpt from Paladin’s Pride “They also admitted they were responsible for using the gargoyles to spy on the academies,” Thalmar said. “Spying on a member school with intent to do harm is enough to arrest them. There is other information, but I ask you to lay swords before I share that. “If you wish to…

Beta Reading And More

I’m cleaning the apartment today. That’s a good thing, right? Well, yes, it needs it. However, in this case I am cleaning it to take my mind off other things and to force myself not to go back to bed. I can always tell when life is getting to me because I want to sleep…

Writer’s Retreat-The End

Our last two days in Myrtle Beach went by far too quickly. Donna cooked a delicious dinner once night with breaded chicken breasts, seared asparagus and salad. It was probably the best meal I have eaten in months upon months. Tuesday night we did readings. I pondered what to read and nearly read the scene…