Time for another WEbook update!
I know, I know, you’re so excited you can hardly breathe. But relax, sit back, and hold onto your toque (a little Canadian humour for you – you know who you are – *eyes “knitted beanie”).
Firstly, the vampire stories both tanked. I was expecting that, given how sick of the undead blood suckers people seem to be. I was expecting to see a difference in stats between the first and third person POVs though, and that didn’t pan out.
My tentative first page for the sequel to The Firestorm Conspiracy also failed to advance. I was saddened by this as I had hoped the idea was decent – and now I am scrambling to find an alternate plot in time for NaNoWriMo.
My historical romance and my avian sci-fi (which was more like fantasy) were eliminated. The historical was pretty much thrashed from the moment it was posted, but I’d hoped the sci-fi would’ve made it as I was thinking it might turn into a short story or possible spin-off novel.
On the plus side, Nikko’s Bond (which is also meeting with a lot of agent interest) has been elevated to the second round. I’m excited to see how it does in the 5-page round. It’s under review by a “publishing pro” and should start posting ratings in round two later this week.
Job Hunted is now firmly ensconced in round three (HOORAY! I am so proud of this baby!) and I am awaiting the review of the 5-page sample by an agent. I’m VERY curious to see how the rating of the 50-page sample goes – I’m not an expert rater, so I have no idea what to expect.
The entry that surprised me the most was my romantic comedy. It flew through the first round. I honestly expected it to tank. I mean, it was a piece of fluff, right? Well, apparently it is appealing fluff. I based it on a short story I wrote a few months ago, but now I have a problem – the short story got resolved in six pages and there’s not enough to stretch it into a novel. I have not submitted a 5-page sample for this one yet because I have no idea what the next four pages should be.
Well, I must dive back into the edits. Tomorrow is Sunday and I want to get the manuscript back to my editor by Monday.