Tuesday, November 2, 2010
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
The DOUBLE-BLIND project is officially done. For now, at least. I've completed my my first batch of agent queries. I sent out about thirty in total, which isn't a huge amount compared to what most first-time authors send. I could have sent fifty, or one hundred, but I wanted to make each letter somewhat personalized, and after a certain amount you're running into diminished returns anyway. I've gotten rejections back on about half of the queries. And I've received six requests for a partial or full manuscript -- a stat that I'm pretty proud of! Although I've already gotten rejected on half of the manuscript submissions, too.
Thanks again for reading... I will be back!
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
During a police interrogation, after all standard routes have failed, does a detective really come in Elliot Stabler-style and say, "I know why you killed him. I don't blame you. He had it coming, the son of a bitch. If you hadn't done it, I would've killed him myself, after what he did to you." And the suspect blurts out "Yes, he did have it coming -- that's why I killed the bastard!" Again, YES! Mack told me a story about a suspect who passed a lie detector test, but then inadvertently confessed when Mack confronted him later.
Is it true that the tough cases can only be cracked by a jaded, retired detective who's been living alone on a boat and battling his demons? I didn't actually ask this question, but Mack answered it. He was recently pulled out of retirement and hired by a private firm to solve a case that sounds like something out of a blockbuster movie. Although... Mack doesn't live on a boat, and he seems to be a pretty well-adjusted dude.
Tuesday, August 24, 2010