News and Stuff

Back from vacation just in case you wondered where I was last week and so this morning’s post will, I admit, be a little rushed. I had some interesting tidbits of news and a few links I wanted to share. (Yes, I meant to do this last week. Sigh.)

First off, anyone who has read classical Chinese literature is aware of a series of stories called “Journey to the West.” Even if you aren’t familiar with the title, you might have seen a Chinese mythical character called The Monkey King hooting and throwing his weight around. Well, it turns out this story has been opted by Hollywood and Neil Gaiman is the author. Gaiman wants Guillermo Del Toro for director. The mere thought has me itching with excitement. My only concern is that they have someone in charge of authenticity, but I look forward to seeing it. If you want more information, check out the link.

Many thanks to Tessa for this link to an excellent blog post on writing. It’s well worth your time.

Carolina Valdez Miller got AN AGENT (Woo hoo and throwing up confetti for you, girlfriend!) and has this amazing contest at her site. Also, be sure you check out the WHOLE site because after this one, there are interviews and one of them is with an agency sister who ALSO has a blog contest. It’s a blogosphere contesty world, folks. Enjoy!

What news have you heard that’s excited you recently?

As an Addendum to what I just posted, Janet Sumners (and Vicki Rocho) have a great contest going with prizes including a $40 Amazon gift basket or a 10-page critique by agent Sarah LaPolla, who took over from Nathan Bransford. Get thee over there and check it out!

9 Responses to “News and Stuff”

  1. Janet Johnson says:

    Hope you had a great vacation!

    And thanks for the links. Isn't that wonderful for Carol? Thrilled for her!

  2. Victoria Dixon says:

    Yes, we did. Branson, Mo and the weather was PERFECT. It rained all the way down and all the way up (along with some snow), but while there it only rained once at night and every other day was either warm or HOT, depending on what we'd requested for the day. LOL It was bizarre how well it worked.

    I am delighted for Carol. She seems like the nicest of people, too and so well-deserving.

  3. Barbara Ann Wright says:

    Welcome back! I missed reading your posts. ^_^

  4. Natalie Aguirre says:

    Thanks for sharing the news. The movie sounds like it could be great.

    And it's so awesome for Carolina. I'm so happy for her.

  5. Vicki Rocho says:

    I've read a couple of Gaiman's books, they were a lot of fun. I'll keep my eyes peeled for more on this project.

    I'm so excited for Carol! She's such a doll.

    Thanks for the shout out (and the vote!)

  6. Margo Berendsen says:

    I was wondering where you went! Glad you are back and thanks for the awesome tip about janet and vicki's contest! Contest and a show! Already entered for Carolina & Co. contest.

  7. Medeia Sharif says:

    That movie sounds like it'll be awesome.

    Welcome back! I hope you had a wonderful time.

  8. Rachna Chhabria says:

    Thanks for the links. Will check them out.

  9. Victoria Dixon says:

    Wow. I feel like I was actually missed. It's a nice feeling! Thanks, Margo and Medeia and Barbara Ann! 🙂

    We had a wonderful, restful time.

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