It's been another good week for the comment boxes. Thanks for your feedback on Tuesday's post and your heartfelt response to yesterday's post.
This would be a lonely place, if not for your involvement. You are the lifeblood of this blog!
One thing I picked up on in your feedback was that it seems I'm not clear enough--probably because I keep forgetting that we're constantly picking up new readers--about what actually goes on here. One reader didn't realize that WIPs are included in all in-house critiques, unless otherwise stated. (Only contests that involve agents require completed manuscripts, for obvious reasons.) One reader suggested I ought to announce the genres of the Secret Agent contests a week ahead of time. Um, I do. Every contest month, one week before submissions.
So I need to make sure ALL my pertinent information is easily accessible, so that everyone knows what's going on around here. Of course, you all need to do your part, too -- read the blog regularly, make sure you're subscribed, pay attention to dates that I throw out.
One suggestion that I love is the idea of a regular Twitter chat. Feel free to throw out ideas for what those chats might look like. (I love Twitter. I just...love Twitter.)
As for the CP "tag" -- this is something I will have to chat about with Michael, my fearless programmer. The MSFV submission process is completely automated (as you know), and even the smallest change can sometimes mean lots of time for him. I have no idea how anything works, so I defer these things to him.
So there you have it. And here's your head's up: The February Secret Agent Early Info will post on Monday.
Who's writing this weekend? I actually have half-a-beat-sheet for my new project (hearby dubbed Sacred Doodlefart Draft 1), and...wait for it...I'm hoping to start ACTUALLY WRITING the thing as early as next week.
Couldn't have come this far without you!
Have a joyful weekend!