Blogging

Many times throughout this querying process, I've considered the possibility that this blog, and even more so, leadme.org, could be a hindrance to my attempts to find representation.  Leadme, obviously because of its content, which can make some uncomfortable.  This one, well, because I think I come off as a whiny bitch a little too …

Idiocy

So, already got my first rejection off my new query letter.  Now, don't get me wrong, I'm sure my new letter isn't perfect.  I think it's pretty darn good, and I spend a helluva lot of time perfecting it yesterday, using my wife as a sounding board for how it actually read, verses how I …

Bionic-Query

Well, I finally have reached the point where I realize I should probably just look for as much assistance on my query letter as possible.  It's not like I hadn't considered this previously.  In fact, I've considered it heavily over the past year, considering how poorly written all of my letters for Buddy Hero were.  …

Hunger

DISCLAIMER: Spoilers ahead   So, saw the Hunger Games last night.  I was, well, kinda disappointed.  It's very probable that it is just one of those, it's not as good as the book kind of disappointeds, but I'm going to stick by it.  Sure, it's a hard thing to put such an action-packed/detail-oriented book onto …

Business

I'm stuck on the business end of everything now.  Work is getting down to some nitty gritty type stuff, especially seeing as I'm transitioning to a new position in the next couple weeks.  My house, well, it's all business.  Now that the snow has melted, I've got yard work tossed on top of my normal …

Return

So, I know I had made some minor promises about making updates to the site while I was away on vacation.  However, once I reached the west coast, the decision to ignore my real life came quite easily.  There were a couple times where I had considered posting something.  I even had the site up …

Quickie

So, got a busy day ahead of me.  Bright and early tomorrow morning I'll be headed off to the airport to head to a much colder place than it is here right now. . . doesn't seem right for a vacation. . .  As such, I really don't want to spend too much time talking …

Waiting. . .

I really hate this time of the process.  Just waiting and waiting and waiting to see if anyone even cares about the project you're trying to have them care about.  Granted, I'm still incredibly early on in the waiting process, and that waiting gets so much worse after you've actually sent out materials, which means …

Nasty Potatoes

So, I was trying to come up with something interesting to put in this space today.  All I could think of were the potatoes my wife made last night that must have managed to pull off some sort of grossness from the new oven which made them pretty darn inedible.  However, there's really not much …

Sprung

The newness of spring is now upon us here in Wisconsin.  This weekend brought about a great deal of melt, and now there is more grass visible than snow.  That's a beautiful thing! With that brought the ability to actually hang out outside, resulting in two fantastic family walks about town.  After the first one, …