Here we are again and I am afraid I wrote very, very little last week. And yesterday, when I should have been writing, I spent most of the day following an acrimonious discussion on my agent’s website about their new venture into e-publishing. I find the whole thing absolutely fascinating and at some point I will probably write a post about these new “publishing houses” being set up by agents, but for the moment what the whole fracas mostly brings home to me is this:
More than ever, authors need to research their options and not jump on the first agent/editor/publisher who offers them a contract.
Aside from all that industry stuff, I started to read Finger Lickin’ Dead by Riley Adams. Here are a couple of sentences from the beginning:
He’s always asking for a little bit of money here and a little bit there. Besides, he has a weak chin. What good is it if you’ve got looks but a weak chin?”
My own writing suffered this week. I got done rewriting one scene, and I really didn’t feel like writing more because the next scene also required a rewrite from scratch. But I finally buckled down and started it.
Her eyebrows went up and her lips twisted down. “Right. Like I am going to sleep in a public hospital when someone just put a damned rattlesnake in my car.”
And you? Did you get anything read or written this week? As usual, share where we can find it and we’ll update this post as the day goes on with links to you.