Thursday, December 24, 2009


Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all

I want to wish each and everyone a wondrous, blissful Christmas and New Year. It is hard to believe that another year has almost ended. Last year I set my writing goals. They included finishing my novel’s editing and sending out my first query letters. To this end, I was successful. l am waiting for the New Year to continue seeking agent representation.

How about your last year’s goals, did you met or exceed them? For this coming year I wish all of you success in finding the perfect match between yourself and an agent. The pictures are from my farmstead (yesterday). At 6AM the wind dropped the temperatures down to minus 20.

(Jake, the best horse, cattle and sheep dog around. He even herds me up when it’s time to feed him)

(Like the US Mail, nothing prevents my horses from eating)

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

Sunday, December 20, 2009

Pet Peeves

This could be fun; something to let you vent your opinions and ideas. The rules are simple. No direct reference to specific names, websites or blogs can appear in your answers. My first Pet Peeve is in the form of a question.

It you have researched agents/publishers who publish books in your genre, what pet peeve prevents you from placing them on your short-list?

Any agent, who says in their submission guidelines, if they are not interested in your manuscript they, simply will not respond to your query. This falls into my “Bummer” category. I mean here you are after many years of writing, editing and researching whom to submit your query to and they tell you they will not take the time to acknowledge your efforts.

What are your pet peeves?