Alice’s Restaurant

September 6, 2006

Big bites bite big

Filed under: FanLit — aliceaudrey @ 9:17 pm

I never bite off more than I can chew, but sometimes I fill my mouth a little more than is pretty.  This is one of those times. It all started with Avon’s FanLit contest.  Avon is a house I have drooled over for some time.  So far I have sent then two submissions – a query that received my fastest ever rejection and a partial that got swept out with the rest of the slush pile when the editor who requested it left.  I would really like for them to actually look at my work, and this is my chance.The contest looks like it’s going to be intensive.  We are supposed to write a chapter a week and vote on the chapters we like.  The prizes are mostly things I have no use for – coupons to Saks, which is not my style and a Fox TV contract, which would be wonderful if I were a script writer – but my interest is in getting some attention.

I’d like to be able to put a link to my web site on my signature line so the editors can look over what I have.  Thus the effort to get my web site up.  My travails with HTML is a blog in itself, as you will probably see tomorrow *grin* 

And if I’m going to do the web site thing I should certainly blog.  I was kind of inclined to try the blog thing anyway. 

And of course I want to have stuff ready to submit.  At the moment the only book that hasn’t been torn to shreds and is in the process of being re-built is Serpent’s Teeth, which I’m eyeing with an eye to another revision, and which they have already rejected anyway.

So I have committed myself to the following this month:  Writing up a storm for the Avon contest.  Spending time on Avon’s FanLit board voting and generally talking.  Putting up a GOOD web site.  Blogging.  And Completing the revisions on Zackly Right.

Hmmm – doesn’t look like nearly as much on paper.  I guess I shouldn’t be nervous about getting it all done after all.

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2 Comments »

  1. You’re older than me. You should be wiser. Really, putting it on paper does not help!

    Comment by miladyinsanity — September 7, 2006 @ 11:31 am

  2. LOL

    Comment by aliceaudrey — September 8, 2006 @ 8:53 pm


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