Wednesday, February 21, 2007


Good god almighty, was getting in here ever a pain in the you-know-where.

But let's focus on the good, shall we?

We went to a writer's conference over the past weekend. We saw some stuff and heard some more stuff. And um...oh yeah.


I still feel all shaky inside when I think about it too hard so I just don't. But today I did rewrite my sample excerpt with most of the suggestions given during my critique and I definitely think they were all for the better.

The best part wasn't me finding the kahonies to read (I'm far from the best reader in the house), or that I got reviewed. It was the gasps that filled the room when I read a particular part, including from an alledged published hardcore horror author. Unfortunately, I didn't hear them because I was reading, but Steve sure did and we've got it on voice recorder.

The second best part was that my excerpt wasn't identified as coming from a female writer. Yep, I can see it now: I'll get 'Enthusiast' published and people will review it on Amazon...unfavorably on Amazon. But the first person who refers me, the author, as 'he' will make me feel giddy and on top of the world all day long.

1 comment:

Ris said...

Yay! You made it here! Glad to see you!

And congrats on the cold reading and critique! That takes guts, man. Bet it felt good, too.