1. Submissions for the First Sentence critique round will be open today from noon to 7 pm EDT (NYC). Enter HERE.
(Please note: The maximum word count for every contest or critique round is always included on the web submission form. Which is yet another reason to use the form instead of email.)
Miss yesterday's guideline's? Read them HERE.
The sentences will post on Thursday morning; critiquing may begin immediately!
2. Alas, I still have a 3 month lag on my editing (mostly because of the mad rush that happened at the end of April!). But I AM STILL SIGNING NEW CLIENTS. If you want to get in the queue, it's best to sign up sooner than later, because of the lag. If you make changes before I get to your project, you can always send me the updated version (lots of folks have done this already).
You'll find all the details HERE. You can email me at authoress.edits(at)gmail.com with your questions.
3. Thanks for waiting in the wings while I recharged. The second week made a huge difference; apparently I needed a week to wind down before I could begin to actually relax. How sad is that? Yet there you have it, and I'm back now, and I feel NORMAL AGAIN. (Well, okay. That's relative. But you know what I mean.)
So normal, in fact, that a few days ago I pulled out my YA SF draft (you know, the one that almost killed me while I was writing it a few months ago) and began the read-through-that-will-lead-to-massive-revisions. I did it because I wanted to (imagine that!). And now I'm unexpectedly and thoroughly in love with it, which is that last thing I thought would happen.
In short--all is well! It feels so good to be excited about this. Honestly, I didn't think it would happen. That's what burn-out does to you.
Okay, then! We're ready to roll for the rest of June. I'll tell you about my fun-thing-with-editors another time. Because I'm feeling feisty again, and it's more fun to be infuriating than accommodating.