Spent most of yesterday farting around on FB, setting up an author's page, making friends, posting stuff, uploading photos of sexy Scots, signing up for a Blog Tour. One could easily spend his or her life farting around on FB and other social media.
In more writerly news, I finished the rewrite on QUEEN OF SWORDS and am now allowing the ms to languish whilst I await the beta-reader feedback. Received my first comments this morning and incorporated 99.9% in the master file. A few suggestions prompted brief rewrites of sentences, which only improved things overall--so thanks P.
I also submitted KNIGHT OF WANDS to another publisher yesterday--one I hadn't known about until I spent the day farting around on FB. See how farting can prove beneficial? I have it in mind to post a whole directory of publishers to which unagented authors can submit unsolicited manuscripts. There are a few sites out there with lists, but none which seem up-to-date or thorough. Things are changing so fast now that everybody's jumping on the e-book wagon train.
I posted an offer on FB that goes to any authors visiting my site: if you've got an author page and want to be linked in my blogroll, just leave a comment on one of my posts (related to the post, preferably and not just self-promotion--this is, after all, where I beat my chest) and I'll have a look at your page. And perhaps you could return the favor?
Next week, I'll be back to working on THE KNIGHT OF CUPS, book two in the KNIGHTS OF AVALON series. Some of the elements in the outline were borrowed from QUEEN OF SWORDS, which I believed dead in the water. But, with the possibility of publishing QOS, I'll need to reconfigure the plot and writing thus far on KOC (oooh, is that like cock?).