Thursday, October 30, 2008

The disappointing news and moving on...

Yesterday I received my rejection letter from LUNA (a subsidiary of Harlequin) in regards to my Cimwai's Bay manuscript proposal. I can't say I was surprised (not because I think my writing is garbage, but due to the sheer volume of manuscripts editors must receive) but I was still disappointed. To look at things on the glass half-full side, they did provide a reason for why my manuscript was rejected and so I can work toward addressing these issues before trying to send it out again, which I will do, but not now. I need a break. I've been working hard on Cimwai for more than a year and I think I need a rest to gain a fresh perspective.

Meanwhile, I will work on a new idea. Unfortunately I don't have nearly enough time to meet the NaNoWriMo goal of 50,000 words, so I instead I will do my own personal mini-NaNoWriMo. I'll aim for 25,000 words, but I'm not sure that that's really an attainable amount either. Realistically I'll probably be lucky to manage 10,000 words (I am in school after all). It'll be another project aimed to LUNA, but I'll set it in a contemporary time period. I've been pondering plot ideas the last few days. The excitement is building!

That's all for now, homework is awaitin'.



Wednesday, October 29, 2008

One note on peg legs

"At this point the Earth's survival instincts kicked in. Its inner essence disengaged itself from the pandemonium taking place on its surface and formed a replica 'shadow' planet, sharing the same space and time. The planet was built on a foundation of a prehistoric version of the albatross, which given time, would evolve into the modern-day penguin. Thus Mother Earth, gave birth to her own twin daughter, Pegrael."
~Visions of Pegaflowne, by Me.