A new year demands a new attitude, a new look. Well, maybe it doesn't, but I decided on it anyway. Regular readers -- welcome to Shelly and Kit, Followers 24 & 25, by the way -- may have noticed I futzed with TBL's color scheme a bit. Not really overjoyed at the result, but I couldn't come up with anything better. (Great set-up for any number of marriage- or relationship-related jokes.) Also, I deep-sixed most of the stats -- queries sent, rejected, etc. -- because...well, they were just getting embarassingly large, absurdly so, and getting on my nerves. So, fuck it, they're history. If a numeral ever appears in the last line of "The Writer Abides," then I'll recapitulate the lamentatious statistical abstract of rejection.
As promised, I rewrote my synopsis over the holiday break in more narrative form. It came out at not quite six double-spaced pages. Too long, too short? You know what? I don't give a fuck. It's my synopsis from now on and that's that. There's some 2010 attitude for ya. I finished re-editing the ms. for the fourteenth (fifteenth?) time. Hardly changed a thing. So, it's my ms. from now on and that's that. The first chapter has a couple short grafs grafted on to the beginning that give it a more conventional tone. Those are now my opening grafs and that's that.
A maybe not-so-cosmetic change in the offing. I started this blog to catalogue the search for an agent and only the search for an agent, as so many others write about so much else. I'm running out of things to say on that score. So I may be posting less often in 2010. Particularly since I need to go find myself a day job to stave off further financial ruin. Or I may post about other stuff. We'll see how that goes. Check back next week for a rundown on The Plan.