Monday, May 31, 2010

Everything coming up roses

I had a great couple of days. Here's my check list:
* Revise short story ("Irene's Calling") and submit to contest.
* Revise opening chapter of Sea Daughters and submit first page for contest.
* Revise mid-point chapter for crit group.
* Email publicist for book for blog interview.
* Blog. Twice.
* Finish reading The Dead-Tossed Waves. Start The Demon's Covenant.
So that calls for lush bunches of roses for me and you, because now I'm going to post a slew of good news from writers in the blogging world.
Suzanne Hayze, who captivates readers of her blog with gorgeous, visceral slices of life, has signed with Liz Jote of Objective Entertainment. Woo-hoo! She's also started a new joint blog, Writing Out the Angst with her crit partner Amanda Bonilla. The new blog is a place for writers to talk about the roller coaster ride of getting published. They're kicking things off with a cool contest to win a critique of your query, which is the crucial gateway to finding an agent.
Frankie Diane Mallis got the Call, too, and signed with Laura Rennert of Andrea Brown. Yay! Frankie's holding a 500 followers contest to give away some sizzling signed books. But even if you are anti-book-contest (is that possible?) you must go read her hilarious post starring Princess Buttercup and Westley. Go. Read.
Megan Rebekah is celebrating 500 followers with an awesome giveaway contest of books and critique. Megan's blog is always a good read and her crit partners are so awesome I follow them all. You can't go wrong with these bloggers.
Yvonne Osborne at the Organic Writer tagged me with a meme. I did it before, so I won't repeat. But you must go check her answers. Fierce and breathtaking like her poetry.


Stephanie Thornton said...

Yay for all that good news! And it looks like you were one busy woman this weekend- nice job!

Anonymous said...

Ah, doesn't good news about The Call just make you feel so good? Good luck with the contests! I can't wait to hear what you think of The Dead Tossed Waves.

Claire Dawn said...

Thanks for all the links. I'd love to follow all of them, but I think I'm all followed out. I read 30 or so blogs every day. It's like a job. :S

Jemi Fraser said...

Wow - you've been super productive! This is my crazy busy time at school, so I haven't been - but I'll lots of time in another month! :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Stephanie: It's nice to have good news, isn't it? This world can seem full of bad sometimes.

Wen: I'm so excited every time someone I follow gets the Call or sells a book. I think I may post about Dead-Tossed Waves. It's sticking to me (in a good way).

Claire: It is like a job! But there is fun to be had and amazing tips to pick up.

Jemi: May your summer be filled with time for storytelling, my dear! Ghost stories, perhaps?

PJ Hoover said...

Great check list! I love making them and checking things off!

Donna said...

Wow! Roses to you, indeed.

Tere Kirkland said...

Thanks for all that great news! I love hearing things like this. Congrats to everyone.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

PJ: I know! You are the check-list queen. :D

Donna: Thank you, my dear.

Tere: It brightens the day, doesn't it?

Catherine Denton said...

It's so exciting to see blogger friends getting signed!! It boosts my inspiration way up.

Your check list is incredible. Hope you get it all done. :)
Winged Writer

Yvonne Osborne said...

Wow! You've been super productive. Good for you. Thanks for all the writerly good news and thanks for the link. That was awfully sweet of you.

Anonymous said...

Congrats to everything for all their accomplishments. Thanks for the heads-up Tricia on all the other blogs(I'm a new follower, so it was really helpful). Write on and keep it going!

Michelle D. Argyle said...

Awesome for all of those things you checked off! Was that short story for my contest? Oh, I hope so! If not, that's okay. :)

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Catherine: It sure is a boost! I love to read of writerly successes.

Yvonne: Yes, I'm on a roll. Just hope I keep rollin'.

Hi Vatche: Welcome and so glad the blog is helpful. The most important thing for all of us is to keep on writing.

Michelle: I'm double danging that I missed your contest. You have been a tremendous help with all the advice you've given me. Altho I never did make that revision map. I'm such a pantser. :)

VR Barkowski said...

I adore good news!!! Thank you for sharing, Tricia. Your post made me smile. Congrats to all!

Christina Lee said...

Wow, busy busy. Aren't those announcements GREAT? fingers crossed!

Jackee said...

A great list of links! I'm off to check them all out.

And congrats on getting so much done--you are a powerhouse!

Happy Wednesday. :o)

Suzanne Casamento said...

Wow. You've been busy and very productive. Yay you! : )

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Viva: Smiling back at ya!

Christina: They made my day. I love to see someone's hard work get rewarded.

Jackee: Powering at the moment and hoping to keep on. :D

Suzanne: Trying, thanks!