Friday, July 27, 2012

The Dry Heaves of Destiny

Well, folks, I went and did it.  Did one more cut n' polish (down from 124,682 to 119,516, HA!), formatted, saved, attached, and sent to the Agent of My Dreams.

After thirteen years, I am no longer Writing a Book.  I have Written a Book.  I am Shopping a Manuscript.  I am Actively Seeking Publication.

I have pupated.

And I wouldn't have gotten this far without truly phenomenal people in my life.

So I was hoping y'all could help me celebrate.  If you're game, reply here with a link to a favorite post on your blog.  It can be anything - just anything you're especially proud of - and on Monday I'll post them up here so that we can see, notice, and applaud your most potent stroke of genius.  (With a tip of the hat to Jon Gibbs, Mr. Fur-Face himself, from whom I have received this sacred ritual.)

In the meantime, I'm off to have a quick barf, and then it's forward and onward to ArmadilloCon.  Gimme some good stuff, guys - as of now, I am fresh out!

Sorry, Venkman.  I'm terrified beyond the capacity for rational thought.

7 comments:

  1. Congratulations! This is a huge step and you are right to take a moment to celebrate. In my writing group, whenever anyone finishes a draft of a novel, we have cupcakes. :-) Here is my link. It is not necessarily the post I think is the most brilliant so much as it is relevant to the milestone you are celebrating.

    http://writerswavelength.blogspot.com/2011/11/you-cant-win-if-you-dont-play.html

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  2. Ah, Cynthia, I'm such a goob - I swore I'd already replied!

    But seriously, even though it's a week late, thank you for an AWESOME blog post - a more spot-on-perfect morale-booster there could not be. It's a cupcake for the mind!

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  3. Congratulations! I just got rejected by the agent of my dreams and now I'm seriously considering self publishing.
    Here's the post I'm proud of...
    http://thedeathwriter.blogspot.com/2012/04/d-is-for.html

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  4. Dammit, Pam - are we going to have to cram that tin star up the kiester of every agent and editor in the business before they get the picture?!

    Seriously though - thanks hugely for the post, and let me look you up on Wednesday. We gotta talk about your book!

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  5. Congratulations on reaching that milestone; it's one heck of an accomplishment.

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  6. Thanks so much for the good thoughts, Kevin - it's sometimes tough to remember sometimes that this part here (*before* the big disco-ball splits and scatters confetti and hundred-dollar-bills all over the stage) is a milestone in itself. The reminder is much appreciated!

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  7. Well we weren't ever in touch at this point in your writing career, but it's awesome you polished and sought out publication for your book! That's a huge step. I guess I'm curious how that went. I'd imagine there are a lot of tips when it comes to submitting, as well.

    Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

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