Wednesday, June 11, 2008

500 posts! Day-am, I am a blabbermouth.

My first post on this blog was March 9, 2006. I was still banging away then on a certain medieval book, The Murderess's Tale. I'd never finished a book, much less queried one--my writing was for no one but me, and maybe my little group of compatriots.

Since then I've switched genres completely, finished THREE books, got myself a kick-ass agent, and made a bunch of truly kick-ass friends. And due to the wonders of the internets, it's all here. The ups, the downs, Life, and my own ideas about craft. (okay, I admit I need to label better. I'm working on it.) Five hundred frigging posts! I love that.

In a splash of good timing, I started writing Book 4--Melody--yesterday, and I'm thrilled about it. This weird job of mine is still so much fun that I can't imagine doing anything else.

Thank you, my new friends and old friends, for sharing this ride with me. I'd be nothing without you.

To thank you properly, I'm going to give away a critique of your first chapter, or first 5 pages. I can't promise niceness, but I can promise good line-edits, and a good eye. (I hope, since that's what they pay me for.) :)

If you're interested, leave a comment to this post! Winner will be selected by random draw and announced tomorrow!*

*
assuming we get more than one entry. {g} Linda and Vic, don't enter. Your crits are already slotted. :)

16 comments:

DA said...

Hey Suze!

500 posts. You are awesome!

I'd like to enter your crit contest. :)

Deb

Mapthinking said...

500, I still haven't done #1!!
I'd also like to enter. Looks like my odds are good right now

Brien

Susan Adrian said...

Deb: You got it!

Brien: Welcome! And yup, you're at 50/50 odds right at the moment!

Linda D. (sbk) said...

Hi! It's my first time here, but am I ever impressed with the 500 posts! Wow, you CAN talk! :D

Linda ( sbk from the blueboards)

Ingrid said...

Congrats on 500 posts! And...

ME ME ME ME! I'll throw my hat in the ring ;-)

Anonymous said...

Me me me =] I love critiques!

Mercedes (words from the blueboards)

P.S. CONGRATS on your 500th post!!

Kelly Gay said...

I don't have anything to be critiqued at the moment (yes, I am stalling on the next book), but CONGRATS on the 500th post, Susan! That's awesome!

Lottery Girl said...

CONGRATS!!! Takes a lot of dedication to stay with the program--my hat is off to you.

Tracey M. Cox said...

Wow. Now if I could only get into using my blog weekly I would celebrate! ahahahaha.

Throw my name into the hat too please.

Best wishes,
~~~Tracey (traceymcox on the BB)

Susan Adrian said...

Wow, entries, yay!!

Thanks, guys! And yes, chatty = me. Online, anyway.

(and good to see some Blueboarders over here too!)

MM said...

hey. Count me in I'd love a critique.

Linda said...

Congrats on the Big 500! {S}

And of course I'm not entering. You know I'd never settle for only five pages. {g}

Now go get started on the next 500...

Linder

~Piper said...

Congratulations on the 500 posts!! It's a blessing to have people who are knowlegable and willing to share it with others. Years and years ago, when I first started writing with a publishing goal in mind, it was so difficult to find information from people who KNEW what they were talking about, and the entire publishing community seemed impenatrable and really...kinda scary...especially considering I was still pretty young. I've only just started reading your blog, but so far, it's been a pleasure, and a sincere THANK YOU for sharing it all!

Hélène Boudreau said...

Congrats on 500 posts!

I didn't make it for all 500, but have been enjoying your last 50 or so. :-)

cwsherwoodedits said...

Congratulations!
I'd love to win a critique from you. Thanks so much for doing this contest.

Susan Adrian said...

Thanks, everybody!! The winner is MM!

(and Piper, thanks for that. I can't imagine I've made a difference with anybody, but you never know. {s})