So, all day I've been fairly confused since yesterday was MLK Day. I kept thinking I needed to take my son to boyscouts after work, forgetting that it was Tuesday and not Monday. And I kept thinking since it was Monday, it was only two days since I'd done a blogpost, when really it's been three. Btw, I've been super busy at work lately and have not had the time to be as good a blog commenter as I like to be... I am trying to catch up, so please bear with me!
Over the weekend I came across several really great blogposts that I wanted to share. The first was from the ever awesome Guide to Literary Agents, which I adore. It is an amazing story about an author who self published and was crazy successful. But her process for how she did it is extremely relevant for any of us, whether we want to self publish, find an e-publisher, or get an agent and traditional publisher. Go check it out now! You won't regret it.
The other one is also from GTLA, and it's a really awesome example of a synopsis - wait, let me say that again - THE DREADED, TERROR-INDUCING, GUT WRENCHING SYNOPSIS!! I hate them, you hate them, I've even heard an agent say they're truly evil. But this article was terrific. Read it!
Finally, I re-came across this fantastically informative post from Pimp My Novel, which is full of much needed info for after we actually get books deals. I know I personally am guilty of knowing far more about agents than I do about publishers and that whole process. Lots of stuff us writery creatures need to know. Let's go ahead and plan for getting that kick-ass book deal.
Also, I must have been a good girl lately because I received two new awards!! Double yay! Thank you so much to Liz at Novel Moments for a new Versatile Blogger Award and to Abby at Above Water for the Making Smiles on Faces Blog Award! They both have lovely and addictive blogs, so pop over, say hello, and enjoy yourself.