Well, what a whirlwind day. Remember that rejection I blogged about oh, six hours ago? Well, it wasn’t entirely a rejection. I mean, it was a no. But at the end of that no was a “Why don’t you contact this other agent? He likes mysteries.” So, I did. I researched Mr. Other Agent, then…
Author: Jane Kalmes
So, I woke up this morning to a nice fat rejection note in my inbox. I’ve always prided myself on the fact that I was one of those people who, darn it, could just take rejection. No big deal. Part of the business, baby. Yep, I’ve always prided myself on that, but I have to…
When you spend most of your days with your nose buried in your laptop, you don’t see a lot of high drama. But today was an exception. I was sitting in the Borders cafe, which was pretty crowded. A group of medical students had taken the table next to the wall, the one with easy…
The Third Book
One of the lines I like to use with my friends is that “Writing a book is like writing three books.” If they need an explanation, the shorthand is this: “It’s just so much more work than you think it’s going to be.” But in fact, the three book analogy is a little more apt…
You Know You’re a Geek When
You can proxy up an entire board game from stuff you’ve got lying around the house.
Guess Where I’m Blogging From
I’m en route to DFW tonight, to spend Thanksgiving with my parents, brother, and sister. Delta is debuting a new service, in-flight wifi. They want to charge $10 for this eventually, but it looks like the first taste is free. It’s a very slow connection, so I don’t think they’ll hook me longterm. But realistically,…
What Did You Bait Yours With Today?
I wish pedantry wasn’t so much fun, because everyone hates a pedant. And with, I suppose, good reason. Showing people up is not nice. But there’s such joy in it, I tell you! And so, for the next five minutes, I will give myself permission to be a nasty smarty-pants and present to you: Three…
I’m blaming the lack of a Tuesday update on Mark.
This would look better if I’d quit adding cards.
We are entering the home stretch, folks. The cards indicate things I have left to do for my book. On the left, tasks not yet completed. In the middle, tasks in progress. And on the right, tasks already completed this week. Getting there.