Saturday, February 5, 2011
EXTINCT Update: What's Working? What Isn't?
I'm thinking my best option is to fudge the theme just a bit to accommodate them ;o)
Look for the balance of acceptances, rejections and contracts this coming week. Also a handful of acceptances contingent on revisions.
Please be a little patient. It takes me time to read and write up comments, even if they are only a few paragraphs. I've read every submission through to the end even if I knew right away it wasn't going to work. And many I'm skimming a time or two again to pick out specific examples for my feedback.
I'll have a detailed breakdown on, in general, what worked and what didn't next weekend or shortly thereafter. I will NOT be using actual, word-for-word examples since I don't have permission, but I'll make up some representative examples.
I will say now the stories that resonated best with me have been ones where the extinction bit either took a backseat to another story that was being told and/or became a metaphor for life or loss where the focus was on a fully realized contemporary character.
More thoughts next week. Meanwhile, send more queries. The queue is empty after Tuesday.