So... I went to the library today to pick up Writer's Market(R) 2011. Even with the separated part I ended up with, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market(R), the book is huge. It's 650 pages. And I've got a lot to do.
So far, I've read a bunch of the articles and, except for having my own website, I actually feel like I'm doing pretty well. One of the most useful articles was actually a Q&A, "Advice from Agents", compiled by Chuck Sambuchino. (He's an editor for Writer's Digest Books.)
Anyway, with all of the advice in the beginning of the book, I haven't been shocked or discouraged, as I was expecting--which tells me that my book is ready.
I made a list of the agencies that might take me on as a client; next I guess is researching the individual agents to get a grasp for who would be most willing/best to represent my novel. After that, it's working out query guidelines. There's a lot of steps in this process, and I admit I'm scared to death. But this is what I've wanted since I was little, and... I'm going to make it happen.
Tsirash will be published.
In other news, I got a 3DS, and the remade, beautiful Ocarina of Time. I've beaten the game seven times over the past decade, and I found that I was just as excited to beat it again--actually, more so, because there's a Master Quest to play when I finish. And the 3D graphics are so awesome. Literally. I am in awe. Awestruck, astonished, astounded. But don't misunderstand; the gameplay has always been the real draw for me.
In my favorite video game list, OoT comes in at #3. Don't worry, though. Majora's Mask still takes the cake over Portal 2.
PS. So I have a 3DS, and Jaron's been playing with the AR cards quite a bit. But we also tried something new with the expanded options for making Miis. I made some of my characters. :) So just for fun, I'll post one with each post until they're all out, and you can guess who they are. :P
So let's start with a really obvious one. Who is this?