It was a busy week, that's for sure. I'm really looking forward to relaxing with friends and family.
My husband and I finished the Halo: Reach campaign. Just in case you actually care.
The lady I've been contracting for (is that how you word that? When you're not an an employee, but a contractor? Anyways...) wrote a book, and I helped her proofread and edit it. We've been sending out query letters to literary agents and today one of them replied asking to see the first 2 chapters. We were so excited! That's the first nibble of interest we've had since we started sending the letters out, and it sure knocked our hope level up a notch or two.
In learning about the publishing world, I came across an agent's blog, http://blog.nathanbransford.com/. I like his style, and I also learned a lot from the different posts he's put up on writing, query letters, how to handle a synopsis, etc. Great, great stuff. A quote from his blog today:
"Is the present tense taking over literature? That is a concern of book critic Phillip Pullman, who took a look at the Booker shortlist, noticed that three are in present, and called the present tense a 'silly affectation' which 'does nothing but annoy.' Hate to hear what he'd think of second person future. 'It will be a dark and stormy night. You will be very cold and wet.'"
I laughed so abruptly, I snorted. I'm sure you're all shocked.
Enjoy your weekend, everyone.