Thursday, October 6, 2011

Great News

Yes, exactly that. I come bearing great news!

A new site for writers, called inkPageant, has launched!

inkPageant is an easy-to-use writer's reference, aggregator, and search engine. Having the pleasure of joining the site before its official launch today, I see huge potential for this site. I have already enjoyed exploring the posts on inkPageant a dozen times, lapping up the information from both professionals and hopefuls like me. And with your help, this could be the #1 place for writers from around the world. 

Right now the site holds about a hundred blurbs, all linked to writing ideas, tips, and reviews... and guess what? You can be a part of it for free. You can share your ideas, your tips, and your reviews. For their launch, inkPageant is even holding a contest for a $50 Amazon gift card, where the writing posts you share become your entries.


I also have some great news about my writing--I sent off my first batch of queries yesterday. From one time-efficient agent I already received a reply: "No, thank you."

Polite, sweet, short. Rejected. 

Yay. I think I'm going to print it out and hang it on my wall. (I'm being serious here. I'm not disappointed or angry; in fact, I'm just thrilled to receive such a prompt response.)



  1. Congratulations on the response! Stephen King used to take all his rejections and hang them by a nail (I forget if it was on his wall or his desk), the stack progressively growing thicker. That would motivate him, and now... well, he's Stephen King.

  2. Yay for rejections! :) I like to think that when I get a rejection, it's just one more agent I found that WASN'T the right fit, narrowing the field until I find the one that is the right fit. Good luck!

  3. Wow! That's fast! Good job getting those sent out, and good luck.

  4. Thanks for checking out my blog :)

    And wow, inkPageant is amazing. I see so much potential for that site - and the news about is is going to spread like wildfire.

    Awesome work on getting your first rejection :) I plan to do the exact same thing with mine when the time comes. Love Nathan's comment by the way.

    Well, great blog. You've got one more follower.

  5. Oh, and by the way, I've awarded you the Versatile Blogger Award, so if you want to claim it just head over to my blog at :) :)

  6. Thanks for the info and sorry about the query response.

  7. @Nathan: That's a neat bit of information. I've heard about other authors who've done that, and I thought it would be a good way to stay focused on the positive aspect of sending out queries.

    @Nick: Versatile Blogger Award? Sounds like fun.

    Thanks for all your support, everybody. It means a lot to me.

  8. Thanks for spreading the inkPageant word. We're enjoyed your posts and look forward to more. :)