Today is a 'rejections suck, but I'm not going to quit and neither should you' post. That's right, fellow writers: Engrave this in your brain: EVERY WRITER GETS REJECTED. You will be no different.John Scalzi Since I began sending out my first manuscript in January this year, I've received the following responses: Agent rejections: 15; … Continue reading Query Log, Stardate May ’21. Rejections Are… Hard
If you've been following for a while, or are new here (hello!), you'll see that I have a book out on query. My first novel, in fact. Previously referred to as The Archivist - Book One, I have been lax in letting you all know its working (and submission) title*. And, let me tell you, … Continue reading Titles – and do they matter?
Thank you to everyone who entered last month's birthday competitions. As a reminder, the first competition was to name a character in the second book of my Archivist series, which I am currently writing. The second competition was to win one of my favourite science fiction books that I'd read this year. Congratulations to N.K. … Continue reading Birthday Competition Winners
Thirty-three years around the sun. Happy birthday to me! (And my Dad, coincidentally.) I thought I'd do something special for my blog today. A competition. Well, two competitions, actually. The first is to name a character in my current work-in-progress, Archivist series Book 2. Book one is coming back from the editor this week (exciting!) … Continue reading Birthday Competition
The sabotage took effect just prior to entering this stretch of space, ensuring the engines had to remain on while we passed the black hole. We couldn’t Jump out of the laneway, and we couldn’t turn off the engines while travelling in this dimension or risk being pulled apart by multitudes of conflicting forces. Whoever … Continue reading The Archivist: an update