Samstag, 29. Dezember 2007

It's strange but I just can't leave it alone, (ooer!).

I started out with the single intention of looking at, and correcting as necessary, the manuscript that George, (cheers G.) proof read for me.
Unfortunately I can't stop changing everything!
You think it's done and finished. You think it's all over but the spit and polish, and then you give it a second glance and find you're back to square one.
Doh !!

Ah well, maybe it's all for the best.

Donnerstag, 27. Dezember 2007

Today is the day I start going through 'Division' again.
I'll take George's notes and compare them page for page.

I've decided on the next agency. They're highly recomended on P&R and Writer Beware so that's a good start. I'll revamp my letter, do another synopsis and then send 'em the new improved first three chapters.
Wish me luck...

Reg :-)

Freitag, 21. Dezember 2007

Well it's arrived.
The answer from the agency.
Not quite the answer I was hoping for but still, an answer.
Written on a polite little slip of paper were the words, "We hate you, your idea is crap and you suck too."

Ok, ok not really.
Anyway, the next Agency hasn't been found yet, I need to research.

I hope I don't end up like the sad drunk at the disco going from one girl to the next asking for a dance and geting refused every time, (this is experience talking here).
However, saying that, so what if I do end up like that? I've spent my whole life drunk at the disco so let's take it on the chin and move on Ginger Boy.

As Jack Black would say,
"Next Agency, NEXT AGENCY !!!"

Dienstag, 18. Dezember 2007

Not a twitter, not a tinkle of a falling pin, nothing.
There's got to be an answer sometime, surely? Mind you, it is only three weeks now.

My mate George proof read the MS and did a spanking job, fair play. So if it comes back with, "Nice but the punctuation and grammar mistakes were so bad we binned it." , I'll go through it armed with George's efforts. That should see 'em off.
Thanks G.

It really is scary how many mistakes he found though.

Ah well, sit tight and see as they say in Kenya.

Reg :-)

Montag, 10. Dezember 2007

Monday morning, just knocked off from nightshift. On my weekend now untill Wednesday, 0530 sharp.

Who knows, perhaps I'll hear someting this week?

Hope springs eternal...

Freitag, 7. Dezember 2007

Just had a scan through the net about the agency I've sent my query letter to. Apparently they're very prompt at answering, (or so it say's in one of the myriad of sites I've bled my eyes over whilst trying to glean any snippet of information about the people I'm trusting my soul to...)

Now bearing in mind that they haven't contacted me yet, and that this other person's prompt answer was a rejection, then could it be that the Gods are favouring this loveable, ginger-mopped Welshman....?????

Dare I hope for anything other than dismissal?
Should I dice with the fates or is this strip poker with destiny holding the Aces??
Anyone understand that last line?

Well, whatever.

By the way, the end of Operation Vampyr was so transparent that it spoilt everything. It turned out to be a nice read with a glaringly obvious ending. A pity really but let's not dwell on it, eh?

I'm just glad that my sortie into the twilight world of the National Socialist Vampire ends with a twist that'd put a curlywurly to shame. In fact, I'm feeling quite superior now, (I'll just ignore the minor detail about Operation Vampyr being in print and that 'Division' most definitely is not.)

"The artist's best friend is not talent or style, it's the hope on a prayer in a cloak of denial"

All's well that ends well, eh?
Reg :-)

Dienstag, 4. Dezember 2007

Well I'm coming to the end of Operation Vampyr.
The book is only 250 or so pages long and though it's readable, there is a definite feeling of being rushed along in regards to the storyline.
Well, whatever, he's in print and I'm not so let's not get bitchy Reggie...

Still nothing from the agency, I don't know if that's good or bad.
Rich from Struggling Authors wrote to say that he told of my idea to an editor friend of his, and she was impressed with it. Nice of him to do that I thought; and a flicker of the light of achievement in regards to the supernova I'm hoping for.
Nil Desperandum, right?

Reg :-)

Montag, 3. Dezember 2007

Do you know what sucks?
I was hoping that this other Vampire meets the Third Reich book would be rubbish, and it isn't.

I mean, it's not a modern classic, we're not talking 'Shakes' here; but it is readable and the characters do come over quite well.

Operation Vampyr is good light reading, packed with facts about Operation Barbarossa and I'm enjoying reading it...
I'm a traitor to myself.

ps. Bah.

Sonntag, 2. Dezember 2007

Dixie, my mate, gave me an interesting book this morning.
It's called Operation Vampyr and it's set on the Eastern Front. The book deals with vampires fighting for the Third Reich...
"Mmmmm, sounds familiar" I hear you say.
Well, it was a shock to me when I read about it, I can tell you.
My original title for 'Division' was "SS Division Vampyr". So imagine my utter horror when, whilst browsing through the pages of Amazon, I stumble upon this book. Especially because I'd just finished what I thought was a book with a very novel, (pardon the pun) idea; bloodsuckers working for the Nazis.
So I scrabbled around and, (funnily enough) it was Dixie who came up with the idea for the 'Division' title.

Anyway, I'll let you know how it reads and what the plot involves.