Wednesday, May 31, 2006
"blah blah blah... [INSERT SEX SCENE] blah blah."
Which is not a lot of use. LOL Hopefully the old grey matter will stir overnight as I'd quite like to get this finished this week and send the sub off early next. That's the plan, anyway.
Tuesday, May 30, 2006
I think the novel is going to need much more planning and note-taking before I'm ready to sit down and write, so in the meantime I'm going to work on a couple of shorter things. The staff at Freya's Bower have been really good to me and I'd like to repay them by submitting a couple of stories for one of their 'Bite' titles. I have Lizard King available again now and if I can finish Feathered Friend, that will be two m/m erotic shorts based on obscure European fairy tales, which might work as a theme.
Added several hundred words to Feathered Friend which is now starting to resemble a story rather than a collection of paragraphs. It's also developing a very similar tone to Lizard King (flippant) so at the moment I'm quite hopeful.
Friday, May 26, 2006
I'd also love to get going on 'Give Me to Drink Mandragora', a slightly more mainstream novel about choices and the sacrifices we make for our loved ones, with a view to perhaps submitting to Tindal Street Press. They're an indie publisher here in the UK who specialise in contemporary novels set outside of London and have a very good name. Only trouble is, I really need a decent sub-plot in order to make this a novel rather than a longish short story and at the moment I'm coming up blank. Will have to talk to my plot bunnies and see what I can come up with that will fit the scenario without sounding too contrived.
Thursday, May 25, 2006
Below is a list of the 20 agents about which Writer Beware has received the greatest number of advisories/complaints during the past several years.
None of these agents has a significant track record of sales to commercial (advance-paying) publishers, and most have virtually no documented and verified sales at all (many sales claimed by these agents turn out to be vanity publishers). All charge clients before a sale is made, whether directly, by charging fees such as reading or administrative fees, or indirectly, for “editing services.”
Writer Beware suggests that writers searching for agents avoid questionable agents, and instead query agents who have actual track records of sales to commercial publishing houses.
* The Abacus Group Literary Agency
* Allred and Allred Literary Agents (refers clients to “book doctor” Victor West of Pacific Literary Services)
* Capital Literary Agency (formerly American Literary Agents of Washington, Inc.)
* Barbara Bauer Literary Agency
* Benedict & Associates (also d/b/a B.A. Literary Agency)
* Sherwood Broome, Inc.
* Desert Rose Literary Agency
* Arthur Fleming Associates
* Finesse Literary Agency (Karen Carr)
* Brock Gannon Literary Agency
* Harris Literary Agency
* The Literary Agency Group, which includes the following:
Children’s Literary Agency
Christian Literary Agency
New York Literary Agency
Poets Literary Agency
The Screenplay Agency
Stylus Literary Agency (formerly ST Literary Agency)
Writers Literary & Publishing Services Company (the editing arm of the above-mentioned agencies)
* Martin-McLean Literary Associates
* Mocknick Productions Literary Agency, Inc.
* B.K. Nelson, Inc.
* The Robins Agency (Cris Robins)
* Michele Rooney Literary Agency (also d/b/a Creative Literary Agency and Simply Nonfiction)
* Southeast Literary Agency
* Mark Sullivan Associates
* West Coast Literary Associates (also d/b/a California Literary Services)
Sunday, May 14, 2006
I've been working really, really hard the last few weeks so I'm looking forward to putting my feet up, having a complete break and hopefully coming home bursting with ideas and descriptions for new stories!
Have fun while I'm away. :)
Thursday, May 04, 2006
Just released: The Redemption of Tehlm Sevet: Volume One , the tenth book in The Soulstone Chronicles.
He's been locked in a stone for sixty-two years, without body, without the warmth of life, and the one man that means more to him than anything in the world is about to commit suicide. How does a Shadow Master manoeuvre situations to his betterment despite a bodiless existence?
Tehlm Sevet has never been reluctant to exploit people and circumstances, and he's no less reluctant now. However that his beloved Kehfrey has abandoned him to a cold stone at the bottom of a subterranean lake, he will find a way to break free, or bring his reluctant lover to him.
Buy it now. This novel is available both in ebook or paperback format.
Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Monday, May 01, 2006
Here's a press release on behalf of ERWF member K M Frontain:
The title “The Beast in Beauty” is a play on the old fairytale we all know, but in this rendition, the beast isn’t your typical unfortunate male character who stupidly got himself cursed. In this story, the beast is a female, or rather a pair of females, and the unfortunate prince is not exactly the innocent or hapless type, and very disinclined to letting a curse, or anyone, get the better of him. The beasts in this story might wish they had passed their curse on to someone else. (warning: MMF/adult content)
And a little extra blurb for part two: our cursed prince already runs with a pack, or at least a subordinate hopeful, so watch out lady beasts.