Friday, April 2, 2010

Taking Stock

I'm starting my third month as a blogger, with the avowed aim of being a "dangerous writer." So it seems a fine time to do a little stock-taking.

  1. I've enjoyed blogging, even if it's usually at the end of a busy writing day.
  2. My query letter was beaten up in a barroom brawl. (Okay, I've never been accused of being lacking in the hyperbole department.)
  3. I've entered a couple of competitions on the Guide to Literary Agents blog. No luck with the "Dear Agent" in February; still waiting to hear if I've succeeded in writing one of the worst log-lines ever. (I doubt it. Some of the entries were really rank.) Also waiting to hear if I've won a copy of Epitaph Road.
  4. My own contest was a bust. I finally joined Facebook, and mentioned it there, but I guess none of my friends have ever pranked or been pranked.
  5. I've "met" a number of interesting people, usually by commenting on other blogs.
  6. There are an amazing number of other blogs!!!
  7. I think I'll become addicted to Microfiction Mondays.
  8. I have wondered about doing "book of the week" reviews or inviting others to join in on writing prompts, a la Microfiction Mondays. Don't know if that's worth my time, though.

I don't know how "dangerous" this has all been. I still haven't strayed too far from my comfort zone. So there's still work to be done.

And speaking of dangerous, I'm going to ask my mother-in-law's permission to share the April Fool's prank she played on me years ago which nearly ended in my cardiac arrest.

To all my readers: thanks for following along. Let me know if there's anything you'd like me to write about or be a part of.


  1. I write book of the week reviews. I hope people like them, but that's not really the point. It's helpful for me to write them because I have to take a little extra time to really learn the lesson of the book I read. Plus, no matter how busy I get, I have to read at least one book a week (it's usually more).

  2. Thanks for commenting and following along, MG Ninja. I found your blog via a comment you left somewhere--and I really enjoy your writing, your 7 Questions for writers, and your book reviews...all done with ninja skill and stealth!

  3. I was going to enter your contest but thought I would have an unfair advantage! the MOTHER IN LAW


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