Friday, July 2, 2010

Google Reader Roundup

  • Janet Reid points out that you shouldn't query when you're dead. I found this to be a good reminder, because I often worry that I will expire before seeing myself in print and wonder what would happen then. I think I thought Mr. Sierra would submit for me, but that assumes Mr. Sierra would be able to handle using email enough to even find an agent. (He is rather a Luddite in such matters).


Lt. Cccyxx said...

The Bluestocking link is great. I've already added several of these to my feed. Thanks!

Anne R. Allen said...

Thanks again for a great Friday "this is what you missed" blog round up. I especially appreciate Kristin Nelson's post. We can only learn this stuff from the people who are actually reading slush: whether our books are part of a trend that's overdone.

I was a little surprised with her list. I guess it makes sense that a lot of people are writing "the Lovely Bones" type stories, but two of her categories seem to be inspired by a TV show, Medium: psychic detectives and dream-revelations.

It's interesting that so many books are being written about 30-40 something women who contemplate leaving a nice, safe life for something either more exciting or more idyllic. I think we all have those fantasies. I guess we shouldn't all be writing about them, though.

And I'm soooo tired of vamps. I'm over werewolves, too. Hope the industry finds something new and fang-free.

Travener said...

(1) Has anyone told Jackie Collins to stop querying?
(2) I got a huge laugh when I read the headline of the post immeditately preceding this one because I misinterpreted somewhat what you were talking about. Think Mulva.

Anita said...

Great links! Now my day is fuuuullll!

Sierra Godfrey said...

:) Thanks guys.

Lt -- here to serve.

Anne - It IS interesting about the 30-40 yr old women trend....perhaps that is our midlife crisis time. Also because we're having babies later in life, and losing a sense of ourselves as we shift from career to mother.

Trav - intended :)

Anita, nice to meet you!

Linda G. said...

Thanks for more great links! I especially appreciated the advice from Janet Reid--I'll definitely remember not to query after I die. (Though, honestly, if you could pull it off without a middleman I'll bet you'd have agents and editors fighting over you.)

Roh Morgon said...

Thanks for the Roundup. It's so hard to keep up with what's going on in the writing world, and you always highlight things I've missed!

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