New News

Hi, folks. I’m sorry I’ve been gone for so long. The world of job searching, freelancing,temping and home-selling has consumed all my spare time. Even my writing has suffered and you know what that does to a writer.

I wanted to pass on two tidbits before I return to my life:1. My friend Rashda Khan (or Mina to those of you who are more familiar with her pen name) has a give away in celebration of her first book’s birthday. So happy birthday to The Djinn’s Dilemma and get over there to see what goodies she’s giving away. 🙂

2. Many of you know I have a working relationship with the Book Doctors, who are some of the finest examples of human beings I know. (If you’re not reading their book, why NOT?)  They cautioned writers in general NOT to submit to agents in New York right now. It’s common sense, but bears repeating especially to those of us who are so absorbed in our work we’re not aware of the world. The East Coast was  SLAMMED by Frankenstorm. (It seems wrong to call this thing “Sandy.”)  Have some compassion. Let them clear a way to their offices, turn the power on and mourn their losses.  They will thank you by not pitching your mss and blacklisting your names.  Seriously. They take the lack of sympathy as a sign of your personality and who wants to work with someone that crass?

My prayers and sympathy are with those people who have lost loved ones, homes and livelihoods. God bless.

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  1. Good to hear from you Victoria. Wow! You have lots of major things going on right now. Hope you get some writing time in. And keep us updated when you can.

    • vicki says:

      Thanks, Natalie! I keep hoping something will happen on the publishing/find an agent front, but it will happen on God’s time or not at all. I’m trying not to get so hung up on it any more. I take notes and write bits where I can otherwise. You do what you can.

  2. Giora says:

    Best wishes to you and your family and hopefully the good will be back to all of you. Thanks for the tip of not sending queries now to agents in NY/NJ. Ive check the Facebook’s page of the Book Doctors and will check their “Essentials ..” book.

    • vicki says:

      You won’t be sorry, Giora. It’s a a fabulous guide and if you buy a copy of the book and go to one of their pitchapalooza events, you can sign up for a 20 minute consultation with them. It’s worth it.

  3. Glad you’re doing okay, Victoria!

  4. Misha says:

    Hope things are settling down for you.

    LOVE the new look!

  5. vicki says:

    Thanks! Yes, they’ve settled down for now at least. I’m honestly not sure how “settled” I want to be any more. A little unsettling can be good for a writer. 🙂

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