Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Wednesday Scramble

Thursday Guest Bloggers

My most unusual guest this Thursday is the Private Investigator team of Colleen Collins and Shaun Kaufman known as the Writing PIs. Active as investigators, instructors, advisers to crime writers, and authors in their own right, the Writing PIs are celebrating the release of How to Write a Dick: A Guide for Writing Fictional Sleuths from a Couple of Real-Life Sleuths.

More Great Info from Agent Rachelle Gardner

Is there any logical reason why an author would choose a smaller advance over a larger one? The answer is yes. Find out more in Rachelle's blog post: Author Advances: Is There Such a Thing as Too Much?

What I'm Reading

Just started Beth Groundwater's Deadly Currents, the first book in her white water river ranger series. This mystery has a "hit the ground running and don't stop" beginning that kept me on the edge of my seat (and kept me up past my bedtime). I can't wait to pick this one up and read on.

Next I'm going to read Todd Mitchell's YA novel, The Secret to Lying. I've heard great things about this book, and after attending Todd's class Sunday, I'm anxious to see how he puts his plot together. It was an excellent class, by the way.

Countdown to the Conference

In two weeks and one day, I'll head for Denver for the Rocky Mountain Fiction Writers Colorado Gold Conference. The lineup of classes, workshops, conference sessions, panels, and speakers is online if you're interested in attending.

Today's Schedule

I have another full day of book revising/editing planned.

Phone ringer turned off? Check.
Plenty of ice cubes for iced tea? Check.
Husband out of the house most of the day and evening? Check.
Chocolate supply replenished? Check.

Okay, I'm ready. Butt in chair, hands on keyboard!


Anonymous said...

Pat - I'm going to have a writing day, too; I wish you well with yours. Your PI team guests tomorrow sound fascinating! Looking forward to it!

Anonymous said...

I can't wait for tomorrow's post. Sounds exciting.

I hope your muse cooperates and you have a successful writing day.

Not sure how much I'll get done, as we have senior pictures this morning, but I'll give it a try!


Mason Canyon said...

Looking forward to your post tomorrow. Hope you have a successful writing day.

Thoughts in Progress
Freelance Editing By Mason

Heidi W said...

Todd's class was am-a-zing! I also really enjoyed the Secret to Lying! It is so his book--as in if I would have pictured the author before meeting him, I would have pictured him.

Elspeth Futcher said...

Write on, Pat!

Dean K Miller said...

A great day scheduled. BTW, don't come by our place...we'll be the ones getting the roof re-done in a week or so....

Patricia Stoltey said...

Checking in long enough to say thanks to everyone for the encouragement. Now back to work...

Dorte H said...

I have been curious to read Beth Groundwater´s books so I´m curious to see your review.

Have a nice editing day. (Wish I were there but have half a draft to finish first).

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

A lot happening! Now, get to writing.

Elisa DeLany said...

Thursday's post sounds pretty epic, so I can't wait to read it! And best of luck with your writing day! You can do it!

Patricia Stoltey said...

It was indeed a great writing day. I only have one more big scene to rewrite, and then I can start back through the manuscript for editing. I'm a happy camper.