Monday, December 7, 2009

Of Shoes and Ships and Football Games, Blog Contests, and Things

Minus the shoes and ships. Sorry.

Sometimes, when I’m starting to feel low about my prospects of breaking into the world of publishing, I remind myself that at least I don’t work in the college football business:) That is one truly messed-up industry.

In other news, Authoress is hosting a fun holiday contest over on her blog. Just pen a few new lyrics for a favorite holiday tune and enter them in the comments section of today’s blog post. The lyrics should be “writerly” (her word, not mine--which is too bad, since I’d love to take the credit for adding that one to the dictionary) and, of course, appropriate; the winning lyricist, as chosen by super agent Lauren MacLeod, receives a bona fide query letter critique. The contest opened earlier today and runs through Wednesday morning, so good luck channeling your inner Irving Berlin. If I can come up with something by then, I’m sure I’ll join in. Right now, my chronic poet’s block is acting up…

Well, that’s all I got. Anybody else have anything exciting going on around the www?

4 comments:

Krista G. said...

I found something else! The amazing Nathan Bransford's given his popular agent blog a makeover - and added a forum section to boot! Check it out at this address:

http://blog.nathanbransford.com/

Myrna Foster said...

So, did you enter the contest? I scrolled through, but I didn't see yours. I don't have anything polished enough to query.

Krista G. said...

Nope, didn't enter. I've gotten to the point where I don't mind my prose being ripped to shreds - but I'm still a little shy about my poetry:)

Myrna Foster said...

My poetry is shredded almost monthly. While I recognize this means my editor is trying to help me, it doesn't make it easier.