Haha, I’ve revisited my manuscript with my fresh, fresh eyes, and uh, I’ve got a lot of fixing to do. So now I’ve at least found the answer to why I was getting so many rejections so quickly. I guess I could also be botching the submissions and writing a terrible query, but Occam’s razor says that “When faced with a variety of proposed explanations, your writing being bad is the most likely” (or something like that), so that’s what I’ll be working on. Fourth revision, weeeeeee!
In other news, the winter season is upon us. I love this time of year, and it’s finally feeling like it’s supposed to outside. I’m hopeful for some snowy weather at some point in the next few months, but it’s a faint hope. It’s been a few years since we’ve had anything serious hit us where I live, a fact which is very disappointing to me; when I first moved here, we got winter weather at least once a year. Even in the mildest of those early years, we got three or more inches of snow on the ground at a time. Recently, though, we haven’t gotten anything more than an inch or two that melts the next day. I don’t know who to complain to about the weather, so I’ve resorted to whining at our local weather man on Twitter to do something about it. We’ll see how that works out.
I like to get all of my friends comic books/graphic novels for Christmas, and I sent off volume 1 of Erased to a friend of mine. I hope he likes it as much as I did. I’m currently past that part of Game of Thrones (you know the part, that part that makes you want to throw the book across the room because of how unfair it is), and will be starting A Clash of Kings before the end of the month. As I said before, I’m enjoying this reread much more than I expected, but that’s the result of reading good writing, I suppose.
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-J. E. Ayers
Jeff Ayers writes books that are pretty good.