Well, it's been a fabulous week of welcoming new readers to the blog. I'm glad to know that some of you have not hesitated to email me with your questions! Do check the sidebar for explanations of our "major events," since I think I've got everything covered. (If I don't, I'm absolutely certain that someone will let me know.)
I've also added a "Hall of Fame" for all our past Secret Agents. So those of you who want to dig around to see what you've missed can now do so with greater ease.
As for future Secret Agent contests: March, April, and May are lined up and ready to go. I'm going to be fine-tuning the guidelines and rules, so keep an eye out. The response was so big-n-fast this month that I'm going to have to tighten my approach to submissions, to be sure.
I'm planning on taking the month of June off from Secret Agents; we'll resume our schedule in July.
Best news of all? I've had my first request from an agent to be our Secret Agent! The word's getting out, folks -- y'all are as awesome as I've always said you were.
So. Keep writing. Keep editing. Keep hanging out here. Good things are bound to happen!
You all know my week had a lousy start (Remember the horrible rejection-of-full? It was followed by a rejection-of-partial later the same day. Seriously.). I'm over it, which is something that has to happen quickly in the life of an aspiring author. Very quickly, as a matter of fact.
There isn't a writerly lithium to level the ups and downs of the journey. So tell me -- how do you personally do it? How do you keep your downs from paralyzing you, and your ups from trapping you in ineffectual delusion?
Share your methods of survival. Your words may touch someone's life just when they need it the most.
And for a little extra fun, take a peek at Colleen Lindsay's Query Haiku Contest. It's amazing how creative people can get with seventeen syllables.