Sunday, August 30, 2015

The Best Time to Write Your Novel

Drumroll please...

The best time to plant a tree was twenty years ago. The second best time is now. – Chinese Proverb 

'Plant a tree' = write your novel


Yeah, right. Took me years to figure that out. Maybe not twenty, but enough to sometimes wonder where I could be today if I'd just been more serious about my writing sooner. But, since the second best time to write a novel is now, I'm not going to dwell on it. I'm going to write. Right now. 

You going to join me, or what?

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Effective Query Letters à la Query Shark

The Query Shark is my go-to agent when it comes to composing queries. Now she's written her master-piece by distilling all the advice she's ever given on her blog into one post, Effective Query Letters.

The timing is perfect, as I plan to start sending out queries in September. I'll see then how well I followed the Sharkiest One's advice...

Sunday, August 2, 2015

San Diego Comic Con coming to Stuttgart in 2016

Guess what I'm going to be up to on the 25th and 26th of June in 2016. Yep, that's right, attending the first ever San Diego Comic Con in Germany, which also happens to be my first ever Comic Con in general. 


I might not be the biggest (or even big) comic book fan out there, but I do get my geek on for a lot of TV-series, the Marvel Cinematic Universe, anything Star Wars and Lord of the Rings... so I've always loved the thought of attending one of these cons. Trouble was, they've been so far away. Until Now. 

Now, it's not just happening in Germany. It's happening in Stuttgart, the greater area of which I live in. The Con grounds will be a mere 15 kilometers away from my house. 

Double Squeeeeee!!

There will be panels with guest stars. There will be lectures. There will be merchandise and exhibitions. There will be photo and autograph opportunities with actors, writers, directors. There will be cosplay, including a cosplay contest and parade! I probably won't be taking part in those, but I do plan on dressing up. I still need to determine as what or whom. Soooo many options...

Anybody else from the area planning on going?