Saturday, January 14, 2012

Posting of the Blog

Wow. I wish I had something to say. Sometimes, I think the posession of this blog--and the necessary maintenance that accompaines it--makes me much less of a vocal person than I normally am. Does that make sense to anyone else?

I could be putting another book review on here, as those are 1) the most successful things I post; 2) the easiest things I post; and 3) the most applicable things I post. Also, I've read a lot of books lately. But I'm not going to. Why?

Because I am lazy.

So what, then, am I going to be posting about? In all honesty, nothing. I'll give you an update on my quest for publication: so far, I have three rejections, one partial request, one full request (YAY!), and one who has neglected to this point to respond. So far, so good.

Other than that, I really have nothing to talk about. I have a new book idea (or six). Not that I can call them ideas--they're far less substantial than an idea is generally accepted to be. But here's the first sentence of my next project, Solipsa:

"The world ended the way it was always going to end--on Facebook."

And all I've got. We'll see where it goes from there. Right now, actually. Because, since my options are 1) continue reading 1984; 2) read Chapter 9 of McConnell's Economics Textbook; or 3) stare at the computer and arbitrarily hit keys, I think I'll pick the last one. Wish me luck.

And maybe, you'll get a book review soon.


  1. I have a question for you-- how did you go about soliciting publishers to read your story? Did you get lucky with the slush pile or do you have an agent-type-of-thing? You're the second person I know (relatively) that has attempted to get published, so I'm just wondering how you go about this.

  2. Your mom's blog lead me to this blog in the hopes of good YA books for my children's future reading. Gotta say, I'm impressed with the writing! Congrats on the publishing request. I hope it all works out for you.
    Sister Tonia Davis
    (a.k.a, daughter of 5 girls you helped Courtney babysit the other day)

  3. Hi, Jude, I happen to know a little about the process he's gone through since I see him at least once a day. :) Anyway, he submitted to agents--some he'd met at a writers' conference and some I think he just researched online. He's hoping to land an agent who will then sell the manuscript to a publisher.


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