Night off plus some contests

Although tonight I'm taking time to read, blog, watch American Idol (Go Crystal & Lee) and Glee, I'm knee deep writing the final two chapters of Mythos. It's the climax and is all action, twists, and tension. The Evil Inner Editor has found himself encased in a lead lined box in orbit, and is unable to steal my mojo. The end is in sight and I couldn't be more excited.

I've received two awards I just haven't had time to figure out who to pass them along to as yet, but I'm definitely going to get to it. Mary and Harley - I still owe you thanks. People, follow them on the blogosphere and twitter and everywhere virtual... just don't stalk them. The supermarket is a private place.

In other news, a kitten/duck stare-off.

And of course some contests!

Over at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management, they've got a first lines contest. If you win, you'll get a full manuscript considered by Jim McCarthy without even having to query. Hurry up, though, the contest ends Thursday, 4/22.

Check out Elana Johnson's blog for info on an agent judged contest at QueryTracker.net next Tuesday, April 27th. This is your chance to send in a one sentence pitch of your young adult or middle grade novel to Chris Richman of Upstart Crow Literary. There is absolutely no limit to the number of entries he's considering, so be sure and get your pitch polished and perfect!


Kristan said...

Omigod I LOVE the stare-off photo!!

Good luck with Mythos! I took a weekend off (visiting friends in NYC) and am finding it hard to get back in the swing of things. Sigh.

Ralene said...

Oh my gosh...two chapters left? Jay...you rock! And you're so making me jealous. lol May you be blessed with no shortage of words or motivation until that sucker is DONE! :)

Jay said...

Hey Kristan, thanks! And nothing says trouble more than a kitten and a duck.

Ralene, ol' buddy ol' pal! I rock? It feels like I've been working on this book for 8 months! Oh wait. I have been!

Ralene said...

Yeah, well...you've got me beat by like, uh...four months? Yeah...something like that. :)