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.