Monday, February 27, 2012

Got News!

Mission Success
Laurie's Journal

Yes, I have news!

I'm very excited to announce a Revise & Resubmit letter is on the table for my 2011 Golden Heart finalist, P2PC, and discussion and work has already started on the project. I'm very excited about this opportunity and hope to share more details (details! details!) with you soon.

I also sent two more contest entries off yesterday. Unlike 2010 when I was storming the contest circuit, I've started to be more selective about what contests I enter. My main thrust is to get my work in front of editors and agents who I'd love to work with. Of course, it doesn't always work out that way...but no guts, no glory.  Right?

Meanwhile, critiques have started coming in on my third novel and I'm very excited about all the fantastic feedback I've received.

I also have a short story in the works: Farewell, Andromeda. Planned length is approximately 20,000 words--we'll see if this one escapes becoming an epic! I've got a keen eye on a couple of upcoming anthologies for possible submission. Progress so far about 1,500 words.

My Current Mood? 

Brainstorming!

Upcoming Events

Only 69 days until the release of Pippa Jay's debut novel KEIR from Lyrical Press!

Only 277 days until the release of Sharon Lynn Fisher's debut novel GHOST PLANET from Tor!

Less than 3,500 hits until our big 50,000 hit landmark here on the blog. We're kicking around ideas for a big celebration. Stay tuned!

It's going to be an exciting year here on Spacefreighters Lounge!

The Buzz

Triberr! Several members of the SFR Brigade are exploring the idea of forming a SFR Tribe as a way to support each other and optimize online and social networking time. If you're interested in knowing more about Triberr, check out the poll and Triberr Discusion & Questions post on the SFR Brigade blog which includes several informative links.

SFR Author Arlene Webb ran a two-day promotion on Amazon where she offered the first novel in her Colors series, SPLINTERED ENERGY, for free download on Amazon. The response was tremendous with over 3,600 copies downloaded in 48 hours and a huge uptick in her Amazon ranking. Arlene kept the SFR Brigade updated on the progress via the  Facebook Group Page. There were many surprises along the way--even for Arlene! I hope to complete an upcoming interview with Arlene on her strategy and development of this very successful promotion.

The release of Disney's JOHN CARTER, based on the Science Fiction classic A PRINCESS OF MARS by Edgar Rice Burroughs (also known for penning TARZAN) is coming soon! The link above will take you to the FREE Kindle version of the book being offered on Amazon, but you can read more via Wikipedia. I'm very excited about this SFR (usually toted as a Fantasy because of the now implausible Martian adventure).  A clip recently featured by io9 depicted a coliseum fight sequence that had a very Star Wars feel to it. You can check out the clip on io9 here.

Ping Pong

Donna, have fun on your well deserved vacation and Sharon and Pippa , enjoy working on your edits and pre-release funness!

6 comments:

  1. Awesome news, Laurie!!! fingers so crossed for you!!!

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  2. Great Laurie! I love coming here and reading the posts. I hope you get that book pubbed soon. You do deserve it.

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  3. Thanks all, for the congrats and kudos. It is exciting.

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  4. Hope the revisions don't make tear your hair out!!! Good luck

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  5. Thanks, Barb.

    *looks at bald patches in mirror* LOL

    (No. Kidding. They aren't that bad.)

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