Saturday, December 5, 2009

What's up?

This has been a stellar week for me. There was of course the reveal of the cover art, which was totally unexpected and I'm still walking on air over it. I also turned in summaries of the subsequent books to The Agent and The Editor. The Agent loves them, haven't heard back from The Editor yet. Hope she likes them. I'm also going to turn in a complete synopsis of Book 2, so I hope she likes that too.

My goal for today is to get that sent off, and to write up a definitive paragraph or two on my magic system, and on my demons and their rules. The Agent asked for it, and I think it's going to do me as much good to get it down on paper as it is him. I mean, it's all there in my head in this amorphous blob type shape, but if I can nail it down, I'll be happier writer I think.

I also (mostly by accident) found out two of the authors they've asked to read and possibly blurb my book. And honestly, now I'm a bit intimidated! I mean, these are professionals! These are authors that people have HEARD of. What if they hate it?

Let's see, what else have I done lately?

Oh! I read John Levitt's new book, Unleashed.

This is the third book in his series, and I just love the improvisational method for his protagonist's magic. (and the little dog familiar is one of my favorite non-humans)

I also read Kelly Meding's debut, Three Days to Dead.

Also very good, and I can't wait to see where she goes with the next one.

I am studiously avoiding Christmas shopping. I know if I wait long enough, hubby will do it for me. He's done that for the last two years, and has actually done an amazingly good job. I should have let him do the shopping all along! Who knew?