Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Home for real

We had a wonderful time in Spain. 2 days we went sightseeing, around Malaga and then to the Alhambra in Granada, and two days we just lazed around on the beach. Now we're home and Trevor's back at work.

And I'm working on more agent submissions. I've got the romance novel out to three agents so far, and am slooowly working my way through the research for others. Trevor helped me with the query letter, which I really appreciate.

Deseret Book, or Shadow Mountain, to be more precise, is looking at my YA fantasy novel. I'm curious to hear their response, as it is vampires (yes, I know the market is saturated with vampires - hence I wrote another novel right on its heels) and they pulled the Twilight books off their shelves. I looked over their website and they don't seem to have any vampire properties, which either means they have a policy of not stocking them (though I'd have expected an immediate rejection if that were the case) or they could be looking for a vampire book to try to capture a tiny corner of the Twilight market. My book isn't very Twilight. I read the first book in that series and thought it was a little silly, then read the second and... yeah... that was a slog. I don't get it, and I don't care that I don't get it. And no, I won't be reading books 3 and 4 unless I think they're useful research for something or other. There are too many other good books out there I could read instead. I think vampires are bloodsucking demons, and the ones that don't feed on humans are only slightly less evil bloodsucking demons. You gotta do more than that to be good in my book :-) There's team Edward and team Jacob and I'm on team Bella, honey, get yourself a life and stop being such a self centered, childish bore.

So, needless to say, I'm back into writing and more writing. My next project is to retune my other romance novel, but today I'm too tired to dive into that. My son seems to have a cold, so I'm looking after him too.

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