I'm back from a long weekend spent in Eugene, Oregon, with family. Boy, it sure is beautiful over there. My daughter and her boyfriend have this great little house in a very green area of town with lots of deer and hawks and wild turkeys running around. And the drive to and from Central Oregon through the Cascades is breathtaking. Plus I always listen to an audio book along the way and this trip I went to Blockbuster Video and rented Lean Mean Thirteen by Janet Evanovitch. It was hilarious! Actually, it's still hilarious because I haven't finished listening to it yet.
I followed up with my agent to see how things were going and to ask if she'd heard any news on submissions. She doesn't expect any responses until the first or second week of September at the earliest. Sigh. It would be so cool if news came through while I was with my friends at the Colorado Gold Conference in Denver. Nothing could be better than sharing something like that with your close writer pals.
But enough about me...
If you want to get in on the next Miss Snark's First Victim Secret Agent contest, now's the time! Submit the first 250 words of your manuscript by tomorrow to get in on the action! Like last time, it should be loads of fun.
Listen to a podcast with Benjamin LeRoy of Bleakhouse interviewing Curtis Brown literary agent, Nathan Bransford. It's a short show and pretty fun to hear Nathan's thoughts about books and publishing.
There was a live chat today with literary agent Michael Bourret of Dystel and Goderich Literary Management over at AgentQuery.net. If you missed the chat, you can read the transcript that will be posted there on Tuesday.
Well, that's all the marketing type news I have for today, very little of it having anything to do with me. 8^) With any luck, maybe I'll have something to share by next Monday.