Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Going to give this Moon Rat a try! Love this Blog!

half a million and counting!

Ed Ass got its 500,000th hit today. This makes me feel old and venerable.

Naturally, I wanted to celebrate. I mean, with you guys, since you made it happen. But how?! No one has yet invented a giant internet pie.

Jamie Harrington, clever thing, had the idea that I have a giveaway contest, the prize being a first 20 pages crit. So that's what it is! I'll give away one crit of a book's first 20 pages (size 12 font, double spaced, .5 margins for you sneaky sneakies out there).

You'll be automatically entered to win if you do any or all of the following things:

1) repost this on your blog


2) retweet my Twitter announcement


3) link to this post on Facebook (make sure you include @Moonrat in the post so I'm notified of it)

I'll close the contest at 11 pm EST tomorrow (March 31). The Rally Monkey will randomly select one winner without my input (as if I could make him listen to me, anyway).

Yay! I'm really excited now.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

You mean I have to learn something!

In my head everything I write is perfect and when it comes to "the doing" I expect the outcome to be perfect because I suffer from frequent delusions of grandeur which I tend to keep to myself for the most part. Now I'm not saying I'm a good writer, I'm not saying I'm a bad writer. What am I saying? Oh yes, why the HELL couldn't I SEE two years ago when I spent a whole weekend writing the first thirty some pages that they were CRAP! Honestly...I couldn't recognize the first scene which I LOVED was boring as all fricken hell. The past two years when I watched my friends faces go from excitement to 'eh' it didn't click to cut the first scene totally until last night? And here is the catch my boys and girls, guess what happens when you write like I do in a nice line, you have to change a lot of the story after removing anything. Revisions, revisions, revisions! When can I finally send this beast out to agents? (Blak!)
I'm afraid I'm running out of time and the paranormal romance streak is only going to fly so far before the loop comes back to just plain normal then whatever I have is then called the equalent of lame in the teenage current lingo. (Totally jake, right!) I like sci-fi and paranormal stuff. It's what I write. The idea of what I come up with is not babyish or weird but wanted, is why I started writing again. Agents aren't going to want what is saturated or going out. They want new creative well written manuscripts.
I want my shot, I want my rejection letters and I want my requests for partials. I also want to start my next thirty pages I can flog myself with (in hopefully only six months for the next time) while I scream at the top of my lungs, "You mean I have to learn something and I thought I was perfect!"