All Apologies

I know, I was totally absent from the blogosphere yesterday. Remembered the dreaded cold I blogged about. It struck me down. Seriously, it was all I could do work on SHADE before having to find some medicine and lie down for another nap. Not that I don’t like naps, mind you, just not the kind a cold forces you to take. I’ve got Pitch Wars to get ready for, for crying out loud! Can’t I be sick next month?

So no Friday Flix this week. I was looking forward to talking about the Hobbit, too, since I finally went and saw it. I’ll just say this. It’s long, but Martin Freeman makes it all worthwhile. Details perhaps next week. I’ll do my best to spend the rest of today catching up on your blogs and seeing what you’ve been up to while I’ve been slacking.

Pitch Wars goes live with the agent round next week, on the 23rd. This is where we get requests for more or…or go for ice cream. 😉 Whatever happens, I know SHADE is a much better story than it was before PW, and I got a fabulous mentor in Marieke. But I think we have a pretty slamming pitch, so I’m fairly optimistic about next week. I’m just finishing up final edits and scene rewrites with SHADE, which must happen this weekend. I know what I’ll be doing all the rest of today and tomorrow. I’ll probably spend Monday and Tuesday doing a little polishing, and let’s face it, Wednesday and however long before I have to ship it off to anyone—but that’s what perfectionists do.

But even with possible representation, I don’t doubt more suggestions for improvement will come. That’s a writers life, at least from what I hear from those who are the business. But we should take it as a compliment that they want to help our story be even better. After all, we’re in this to tell great stories, aren’t we? Stories so well told we’re pleasing readers across the globe who will be back for more.

I’ll update you on Monday with progress and any lessons learned. Cheers!

Me all weekend… I can do this!