Wednesday, April 1, 2009

One step closer

Well, I sent my CAPA-U registration out the other day. That would be a conference that is being put on by the Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association...you might know them as the people who run the Connecticut writers booth at the Big-E. I'm pretty excited about it. I get to go to three workshops and I get a ten minute pitch session with an agent.

Of course, I got an email from them today telling me that my first choice is no longer attending :(, but I'm hoping that someone else will be interested in my genre (there was a lack of agents interested in fantasy/sci-fi to begin with). For this pitch session, we have to send our query letters in early so that the agents can read them ahead of time. This leaves me wondering how I'm going to be pitching my novel when the time comes, but that's a hurdle to clear at a later date.

I tied up some loose ends in the novel (which I'm officially calling The Will of Night Rain) and sent it to my nearest and dearest editor-good 'ol mom. Hopefully she'll get through it soon because I might get carried away with my next project.

Yes, I started another one. I was bored at work. Don't judge me.

Anyway, this next one is hopefully going to be a stand alone sci-fi. If I feel happy enough with it, I might post a couple chapters up for people to have a look at. Two out of two readers seem interested in it so far, so I have high hopes!