Wednesday, July 28, 2010

My Fabulous Agent

Now that I've signed the agency agreement, I can tell you who my agent is. It is the fabulous Kristin Nelson. She runs a very entertaining blog about writing called Pub Rants.

Although this is the same agent Sara has, I didn't land the agent through her. We write under different last names, so my slush pile submissions don't even have the same name. However, my wife still gets the credit, because she kept bugging me to keep submitting. For years.

Kristin still hasn't read SotBL yet. Apparently she has, like, other clients and stuff. Go figure.

In other news, I finished the first draft of GTiS. Now I just have to go over it one more time, from top to bottom. I'll get through that pretty quickly since I got laid off today. For the second time.

Not that I care. As you may have deduced from the change in blog title, Something Is Afoot. Big Plans are in Motion. Stay tuned, loyal Bat-fans!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

An interesting development

I've stopped sales of Sword of the Bright Lady, pending review by my (newly acquired) agent. I actually signed the agent based on a different book, but she wants a chance to look over SotBL for potential sale to a publisher.

So those of you (all two dozen!) who bought this copy of the book either have a) a priceless collector's item, or b) a manuscript even a high-powered agent couldn't pawn off on a publisher. Time will tell.

I'm almost finished with Gold Throne in Shadow - just two chapters to go. This creates an interesting dilemma for my fans (again, all two dozen of you). If I get a publisher for the series, then it's bad for you, since it will be probably two years before GTiS comes out. If I don't, then it will be available in two months.

On the other hand, the 3rd book would come out a lot quicker if a publisher were waiting on it, whereas if I am busy writing sci-fi for my agent it will be years before I get around to The Black Harvest.

So... which is better? Mind you, I'm prejudiced - I think GTiS is even better than SotB, and I pity those of you who haven't read it yet. :D