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by eleika
Mon Feb 11, 2008 8:39 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Done! Wish me luck!
Replies: 17
Views: 11179

I submitted it in March or April, and they sent the letter at the end of August. Mind you, they are definitely classified as "small press", so I'm not 100% certain if this is a valid representation of SFF publishers at large. It's actually a Canadian feminist press, but publishes Young Adult fiction...
by eleika
Sat Feb 09, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Done! Wish me luck!
Replies: 17
Views: 11179

Here we go again ... rewrite submitted on Monday. :D

So far, exactly one nightmare that they hate it. (It couldn't have arrived yet) :shock:

You know, since I've been keeping track, I figured I might as well continue. :wink:
by eleika
Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:59 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Done! Wish me luck!
Replies: 17
Views: 11179

So I just heard back from that publisher, and I have *sort* of good news ... I got a maybe! A TWO-PAGER of feedback, asking me to rework some things and resubmit! Hey, it's progress. Right? Right? Now the hard part ... the reworking. Hmmm. (Sorry y'all for not being around lately. Been a bit busy gr...
by eleika
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Favorite Point-Of-View.
Replies: 26
Views: 18169

I think third, but lately I've been writing bits and pieces of work in first-person. I may use these first-person bits not as stories themselves, but as ways to inform my characters. I find that when I let my characters talk in first person, even if I don't eventually write them that way, they tell ...
by eleika
Sat Mar 17, 2007 12:05 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Use of simile and metaphor
Replies: 6
Views: 5701

I would just say if it feels right, use them; if it doesn't, don't worry about it. There are far more ways for writing to carry readers off than similie and metaphor.
by eleika
Fri Mar 09, 2007 11:47 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Canadian SFF
Replies: 6
Views: 4851

Fair enough. I want to make it clear that I'm not complaining about my rejection, or trying to stereotype Americans, but I have still noticed this trend. And I was wondering how much of a factor it might have played, because I really haven't seen a lot of it out there, and the bit that is has been w...
by eleika
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:59 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Canadian SFF
Replies: 6
Views: 4851

Canadian SFF

Okay, there's notable exceptions. Robert J. Sawyer, Charles de Lint. But I want to know what you think. When I pitched my novel to the agent, I completely forgot to mention the fact that my Earth setting is in Canada. (It's set in two worlds, this and another). It is one of the reasons I feel my man...
by eleika
Fri Mar 09, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Done! Wish me luck!
Replies: 17
Views: 11179

Ha, thanks all. And the upcoming marriage isn't stressing me out, but the wedding sure is. Unfortunately, one of the benefits of this agent being one of the few on the planet who accepts digital submissions and does almost everything online is that the reply was also prompt. *sigh* So the very next ...
by eleika
Sun Mar 04, 2007 3:17 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Done! Wish me luck!
Replies: 17
Views: 11179

Done! Wish me luck!

Hey everyone, once again I disappeared for awhile, but I assure you I still exist. I have morphed into a psychotic bride-to-be, but I exist. I finally sent off my manuscript! It's finished and ... suddenly I no longer have it hanging over my head. (I'm over the withdrawl, but still.) Wish me luck an...
by eleika
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:20 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Update
Replies: 36
Views: 24534

Good luck, Neuro!
by eleika
Sun Mar 04, 2007 2:18 am
Forum: General Writing Discussion
Topic: Odd Words
Replies: 15
Views: 11236

As a not-too-bright reader, I wouldn't even know the glossary exists until I finished reading the book and stumbled upon it. (OK, doesn't happen anymore, but did a few times when I was a teen. Seriously, why would I flip to the back of the book, especially when there's no indication that a glossary ...
by eleika
Thu Nov 30, 2006 10:21 am
Forum: Books and Authors
Topic: Review: Fairest by Gail Carson Levine
Replies: 0
Views: 2694

Review: Fairest by Gail Carson Levine

(Cross-posted at Delirium) The one-trick pony rides again. To me, nothing is more frustrating than watching an author put out an amazing novel, realize that s/he has done something new and laudable, and then proceed, like a child, to repeat the act ad nauseum, or at least until people stop buying b...