Sunday, January 23, 2011

8th "Dear Lucky Agent" Contest - Last Day to Enter

Today is the last day to enter the eight "Dear Lucky Agent" contest on the Guide to Literary Agents Blog.  The latest contest's niche is literary fiction, so if you are working on a novel that is considered literary this is your time (as it is mine) to enter!

I have never entered a Dear Lucky Agent contest before, but it could be a great opportunity - to have an agent review the first 10 pages of your work and provide valuable pointers could be very helpful.

All you need to do is send the first 200 words of our unpublished, full-length novel to, along with your real name, contact information, and logline of your novel. To be eligible, you must also either mention the contest twice on your social media (like Twitter and Facebook) or, if you are like some of us and not overly social, mention it only once and add it to your blogroll.   That should be easy enough - the GLA blog was one of the first ones I added when I set up this blog yesterday.

Enjoy and good luck!  I am sure we will need it.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

So much to say - yet nothing to write about!

Has it ever happened to you?  Your mind teeming with things to say and thoughts to share - yet you cannot put them into words?

It happens to me every so often, including tonight, trying to write my first post.

As long as it does not happen again when I return to the third draft of my first novel, "complete" at 80,500 words.  I often wonder how many drafts it will take until it is actually, finally complete.  Even if it takes ten drafts, I hope that day will come, the day when I have no words to add, no words to take away, and no words to rearrange.

My next post will be more thought provoking - I promise.