Monday, August 31, 2009

A Short Notice

Hi,

I am glad to announce that Chuck Sambucciono from "Guide to Literary Agents" accepted my guest post. Check it out.

Cat

Monday, August 24, 2009

Website update

Hi,

I finally managed to update my website. The design is fabulous (by the friend of a friend), don't you think? I also rearranged the structure of the whole site to make it more intuitive to use and I included all my Works in Progress (WIPs). I hope you'll like it. Leave me a comment if you like.

Thanks,
Cat

Monday, August 17, 2009

Sand Animation

Hi,

I've never seen anything like it and it broke my heart to know that my own ancestors (grandfathers, great-uncles etc) were part of this. War lets the worst of human nature surface.



I'm sorry,
Cat

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Headstart for How to Think Sideways students

Hi,

I stumbled over an article on how important it is in the publishing industry to keep your deadlines. Unless your book is really, really wanted by the publisher, it can happen that they cancel the contract and ask for the advance money back if you don't hand in the manuscript in time. The article claims that this is getting more common although the publishers do not admit to it readily.

Thanks to Holly's course, we do have two big advantages: 1. we learn how to calculate deadlines that we can keep and how to keep them, and 2. we learn to write books that are really, really wanted by the publisher.

Feel free to join us over at How to Think Sideways (if you're not already a member).

Cat

Monday, August 3, 2009

closing the gap

Hi,

I am nearing the completion of the first part of my WIP. As soon as I have, I will start revisions on it (which I usually don't do) because my agent has requested it. I hope to be done with revising by mid-August. My fingers are itching to keep writing part two and three of the story. Also, I want to finish this project in time for NaNoWriMo, where I plan to start on a fantasy-mystery.

I decided to put the translation on hold till Wednesday. With my kids still around and their three cousins to raise the level of noise to ear splitting quality, I find it hard to concentrate on a different language.

I'm really glad that school starts again on Thursday. Then, we'll only have to survive the school-beginning party for my youngest (Saturday) and the baptism of my niece (Sunday) and everything will return to normal.

Keep working,
Cat