Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Cloudy with a Chance of Novels

So here's a little update from Joanna-land:

I am currently querying agents for The Whale and the Tree and so far have collected me seven rejection letters. Some of them, I might add, have been very nice letters (if one ignores the obvious). Waiting to hear back from a few more queries before I send out a new batch. Soon, I'm going to run out of agents to query, and have no idea what I'm going to do then. Still, I just need one agent, right? Just one. Just one just one just one. There's gotta be one out there for me. Right? Right?? I'm not discouraged. Okay not that discouraged. I am irrepressible! I have hope! I believe in my novel, dang it! It must be let loose into the world! The world is ready! Or something. Whatever. I'll keep you posted. :-)

Also hardcore wrestling with preliminary edits for The Fire in the Glass. Way rough, man. Way rough. I've started in the middle, 'cause that's the part that sucks the most: plot holes and characterization issues galore, let me tell you!! Dang. If I actually figure out what to do in the middle, the rest ought to be a proverbial piece of cake! (I like saying proverbial. It's fun. Try it in a sentence). At any rate, I'll keep you posted on that, too.

Still on my Diana Wynne Jones kick. She rocks so much it's not even funny. And she's written like a billion books. All of them are awesome, or at least the nine that I've read so far are! Just finished the sixth book in her hilarious and captivating Chrestomanci series which I absolutely adored, and picked up a couple more of her books at the library this morning. I suspect I should spread them out a little bit, but whatever. *hearts Chrestomanci and his multifarious expensive dressing gowns*

Oh, and speaking of books... the title to the next book in Megan Whalen Turner's flawless Attolia series (begun in The Thief, The Queen of Attolia, and The King of Attolia, respectively) was announced this week as A Conspiracy of Kings. I'm way excited. Way, way excited. You don't even know. Regrettably, it doesn't come out until March, but going on how fast the year has zipped by thus far, it's not really that far away. *hearts Eugenidies and his awesome*

And that, dear readers (do I have any readers? I don't really think so. But whatever), is, as they say, that.

3 comments:

Esther said...

Well... all I have to say is that those agents you've heard from obviously have no taste because you are a fabulous writer, m' dear :-) I'll be praying that one agent will see the light... Or get some sense knocked into them... Whichever metaphor works best :-). Love you Jo!!!!!

Kiersten said...

Just happened upon your page - I too am an INFP, anglophile, green-lover, and while not a novelist, a teacher of novels (H.S. English teacher) - very cool. Good luck!

Joanna said...

Kiersten, that's awesome! You sound like a thoroughly fabulous person. :-) Thanks for stopping by!!