Hee hee... my first blog post and I have already managed to totally amuse myself (which is a start I guess) with the title for this entry which reminds me of the old Muppets sketch - Pigs In Space. If you do not get that reference here is a link to an almost frighteningly detailed Muppets wiki page that will bring you up to speed:
So I decided to join the blogosphere at the urging of my newly joined writing crit group to establish an online presence and get myself out there. In all honestly I am not exactly sure how this is going to go - or what exactly I am going to write about here - but I will aim to be funny, interesting, and informative - although perhaps not simultaneously - that could get a little rough.
Hoping that I've come close to fulfilling the first two goals (cut me some slack here people - this is my first entry) I finish up with a link to something informative. I've been following for a few months now postings on the Romantic Times website from literary agent Jessica Faust of Bookends - she also has a really great blog that you can find a link to on the side panel - I highly recommend checking it out since not only is it super-informative and has new content Mon-Fri - but they also run contests - one of which I am proud to say I managed to get an honorable mention in (here's a link - I'm the KateKQuinn one http://bookendslitagency.blogspot.com/2008/03/contemporary-romance-honorable-mentions.html). But back to the Romantic Times link - Jessica Faust has been doing first three pages critiques of all different romance genres that are a great peak into an agent's mind (or at least this particular one) and what she looks for. She's done five so far - but I recommend bookmarking it and checking back every so often for new ones. As an added bonus for those brave enough to put themselves out there - there is also an email address where you can send your own first three pages for a chance at your very own critique.
Here's the link:
Now don't you feel informed?