Friday, March 9, 2012

Friday Fricassee

So it's probably a good idea to talk about next week a little bit.

On Monday, we'll have our Secret Agent Unveiling and announced winners, as usual.

On Tuesday, I will post the five winning entries from our First Line Grabber.  Each entry will be the first 500 words, and will be open to public critique.

Did I mention there will be Eyeballs?

Because, yes.  Agents will be dropping by to critique.  They'll be signing their comments with their real names, so you'll know who they are.  Their critiques may pop up at any time over the course of several days, so keep checking.

You know how wonderful it is to compare your own thoughts on a piece with those of an agent, yes?  So there you have it.

Also?  The imitable Jodi Meadows will be critiquing, too.  And aside from knitting beautiful mitts and writing incredible stories, critiquing is one of the things she does best.

(Ruthless and beautiful.  That's Jodi.)

I think I've just made our five winners very nervous. *grin*

And that's where we're headed!  As for me?  I've decided to rip into my recently completed draft and start revising.  Because I can't STAND the in-between times.  (As in, "in between" projects, "in between" steps, "in between" what's happening now and what's going to happen next.)

I may turn grumpy over the next few days as I tear apart what I've just lovingly created, and get stuck in the staring-until-my-eyes-dry-out zone.  But I promise to take it out on Mr. A instead of you.

Okay, not really.  I'll eat extra chocolate instead.

See you Monday!


  1. What a fantastic opportunity for the winners of the First Line Grabber contest! Can't wait to see the first 500 words, and the critiques from the agents. Good luck everyone! :)

  2. Kimberly GabrielMarch 9, 2012 at 9:50 AM

    I love the idea of this! This contest has been very fun to follow. What a fabulous opportunity for the contestants, and also for those of us following. Reading agent feedback is always valuable. Thank you so much for hosting Authoress!

  3. This will be just awesome. I wish the winners all the best.

    And you as well, Authoress, as you revise your darling creation into a piece stamped with your fingerprint.

  4. I'm late to this party. Will we be able to comment on the first liners or did that already go down?

  5. Alisha -- That round is over. But you will be able to critique the 500-word excerpts when they post!

  6. Oh, Authoress, now you're making me break out into even more of a sweat when I go to edit my first 500 words. Eek. Tuesday's gonna be fun / scary!

  7. The more and more I think about it, the gladder I am I'll be at a conference for the majority of the week and won't be able to feverishly refresh the comments on my FLG entry. Thanks so much to everyone who has already commented on it!