I want to start this week's fricassee by extending a HUGE PUBLIC THANK-YOU to the folks at Critique Circle: First, to those of you who helped spread the word about our Secret Agent contest; second, to those of you who expended a whole lot of time and energy critting entries.
I am grateful! And I hope that many of you will stick around. The quality -- both in writing and in personal character -- coming out of your collective gene pool is rather high.
(If I'm wrong, let me remain delusional. I'm still on a high from the huge success of our contest.)
I also want to thank those of you who have given feedback on the submission window, comment boxes, genre-specific-or-not, etc., concerning our next Are You Hooked? contest. I want subsequent contests to be as helpful and satisfying as this one seems to have been.
One of my gracious readers has expressed chagrin over the "no more PB" choice I've made. Thing is, picture books are their own ball of proverbial wax, and unless our current Secret Agent reps them (and most agents don't), there sadly will not be a place for them in our contests.
Of course, when we do our "in house" writing exercises, all genres will be warmly welcomed (except those to which I've already said nay).
So, what's next?
Well, the coming week will bring an in house writing game-thingie along the lines of Talkin' Heads; I haven't quite decided. Do be ready to submit and crit, though! We're going to stay sharp until the next Secret Agent contest.
(Yeah, "game-thingie." I couldn't possibly be more specific.)
I've also got an incredible author interview lined up for next week. This is something I'm really excited about!
Finally, a big ol' friendly wave to all my new subscribers and I-keep-coming-here-by-Googling-you regular readers. Average daily visitors to Miss Snark's First Victim have more than tripled in the past week, and I'm delighted to have you.
And now I'm off to forage some lunch. One day, when I'm rich and famous, I'm going to hire someone to prepare a gourmet lunch for me every day. And clean up afterward. And maybe even massage my feet before she leaves.