I put out a call last night for suggestions for today's blog post. I got a lot that were LOL worthy and some that were thought provoking.
So, instead, I'm going to address all the topics in 140 characters or fewer....should be interesting:
@icountwords: "Opening pages?" -- Opening pgs have to be strong & grab attention. No explosions necessary but if you can get me to raise an eyebrow or LOL you've done well.
@JE_Owen: "Your personal opinion on how writers can resist querying Too Soon. And how you know when it's as ready as it's going to be!" Did it go through several edits, betas and sit in a drawer? If not. Don't query.
@ShelleyWaters: "Re: Blog The process from signing with an agent to shelf. (Not querying agents)" Every agent is different. Lots of emails! Revisions. Waiting. Will def blog on this.
@brittneygirl: "Me": You are insane. And amazing. And Mango's crazy auntie. And a fan of this
@JE_Owen: " Nm this instead:Too early to try and get people interested in your novel if you don't have an agent? Say making a Platform, fans?" Never too early to start your platform. Full blog post to come soon.
@LeahRMiller: "how about what is trending in submissions." Lots of ghosts, witches and Greek-related mythology. Lots of chicks named "Ash." Not enough cyberpunk.
@DawnRaeMiller: "making a comeback? :D" *growls*
@Mer_Barnes: " Starbucks' new cake pops." Delicious. Too sweet, but still delicious.
One thing I WOULD like to focus on today is TEXT 2.0:
This requires watching a video. It's about 3 minutes long (gets jaw dropping around 2:05) Keep an eye out for the RED DOT in the text when it gets to the Little Prince:
Now, after watching that and knowing that A) Apple has a patent on this technology and B) iPad 2 just launched with a front-facing camera, what are your thoughts?