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Monthly Archives: March 2010

I Am Such A Dirty Cheater

Twelve days ago I made myself a deal:  I would not buy any books until I had worked out for 30 days in a row.  I made this bargain with myself because I’ve been working out for such a long time now, and if I had just done it consistently, I’d be pretty smokin’ about [...]

Full On

So, yesterday I got my first request for the full manuscript by an agent.  Life is good.  For the next couple of hours, I literally went around singing. I’d had a partial out with this agent for three weeks, or maybe a month.  And yesterday when I saw I had a response from her, my [...]

Reading the Classics

The sci fi classics, that is.  Mark and I recently got an Audible subscription, and so far we’ve worked our way through The Mote in God’s Eye (Larry Niven & Jerry Pournelle) and Ringworld (Niven alone). I have to say, it’s wild reading sci fi from the seventies.  People keep using futuristic versions of outdated [...]

The Terror, The Terror

Sending out more query letters today.  I tell you, every time I hit send it’s like a cold shot of ice water right through my veins. And for heaven’s sake, could someone tell me why?  I have confidence in my book, and also confidence in the facts that (1) tastes differ (2) some agents will [...]