#goodtogo. Pulled the trigger. Stomped on the fire. I can’t believe I ate the whole thing. Where’s the beef. Sorry, a little fun. Made my #amediting schedule of finishing edits of #scifi Matryoschka Sarah, the last set of 2974 line edits to work over. Today, I’m contributing to that phenomena of nature, the slush pile. Any agent who’s reading pile is below eye level, contact me. 29 September 2017 Update: Nice note from Baen. Sorry, but does not meet our marketing. 15 September 2017 Update: Decided that a look-see by a Psychologist-Editor would be appropriate. I write about people whom I’ve known. There, I’ve said it. The characters are composites, but largely based on someone I met decades ago. Major re-work on the female protag in work. I’m bringing in the chief supporting character as a narrator. 23 August 2017 Update: 22 new rejections Hired a WKE (well known editor)
What would I do without a brag sheet, aka, About Me? I presumptuously write relationship novels and short stories that use Science Fiction tropes and memes, with a soupçon of literary fiction. I’ve had the good fortune to have had artists worldwide respond to the themes and characters of my excerpts. This one is from a Spanish Artist. I have had others from exotic locations such as Scotland, Anchorage, Brussels.
The heroine of all four novels, Sarah Beth Merk, is complex, exasperating, silly, deliberate, cold, warm, a killer, a savior.
The Matryoschka.com cycle follows a small group of friends, Alex, Sarah, Katie, and Quentin, slammed together by an impossible threat, and the fight to survive. The cycle covers from ~220 BCE to 50 years into the future. Four novels complete the cycle.
Hi! You have seen my custom artwork for Sarah (before she becomes Sarah-Alex in Novel 1), Alex, Antonia, Katie, and Alexi. A read of my newsletters disclosed that all of my artists are #trans. Don’t dig for #PC intent. It isn’t there. I’m too pragmatic to let #PC keep me from the best available. Now I have the start of a ‘look’ for Sarah Beth once she merged with Alex. This is the Sarah Beth Merk who spends ten years as a freelance sniper looking for those who killed Alex in Matryoschka Daughters (novel 2), and continues through the next two novels. Check out Elliott Sailors, model, @elliottsailors she’s tall enough, has the right look for bad-assed Sarah Beth Merk. When I get further along with my publishing, I’ll be looking for a digital artist to create, finally my Sarah Beth. (Don’t want to get afoul of Ms. Sailor’s image rights.) cheers!
hmmm, Apparently I’m a slacker. I’ve only gone to 49 rejections last year. Time to amp up my submissions! https://goo.gl/5T4dsm