Wednesday, September 2, 2009

WiP Wedne--Batman Blogger!

Yes, I get distracted easily. This was going to be a report of my progress. I'm going to get to it. Promise.

But Abby made the kewlest Batman Blogger badge based on my post last week. Here it is!

Then Eric made it into an award, and conjured up the image of me wearing a cape, leaping from rooftops. Um, yeah, who doesn't do that in their spare time? Pshaw.

So I forward the Batman Blogger onto these kewl peeps:
5. Carrie Harris - she loves superheroes! Yay!
Okay, onto Work in Progress Wednesday stuff. I'm so freaking excited to announce that my upcoming ebook, From The Query the The Call will be released soon soon soon! This ebook has everything an aspiring author needs, including (but not limited to) a step-by-step guide to writing a query letter, researching agents, sending submissions and fielding "the call." 

It will launch just in time for the fall querying season on Monday, September 14, and you can click here to become a fan on Facebook. Anyone who helps me promote it by announcing it on their blog or website or facebook or twitter or whatever will get a discount! So mark your calendars, okay? Okay.

On the fiction front, I've been playing avoidance. But my current WiP only has about 7,000 unwritten words. I've set a goal to have those words on screen by Friday, September 18. That's only 500 words a day. Totally doable.

So what have you accomplished this week, writing or otherwise? I played tennis--got slaughtered--but that was a major accomplishment. I didn't make anyone cry last week, another major goal. What have you done?


Abby Annis said...

Wow! That's the COOLEST award ever! Whoever made that must be really awesome! Oh, wait! That's me! Just kidding. Sort of. ;) I'm glad everyone's getting so much enjoyment out from it.

Congrats on the ebook release! Yea!! I can't wait to read it. And good luck on finishing up your WIP.

My progress this week? Uuuuummm... I made some badges. I think there was something else I was supposed to do, but I don't remember. ;)

Scott said...

Slow! Slower! Slowest! Such is my progress this week, though I only have 3 chapters to go on my revisions.

I made it to the halfway point in my 2nd 30 day challenge using the Wii Personal Trainer. Kicking! My! Butt! Oh, this is the intermediate level, I already completed the beginning level.

I've only been to Starbucks once this week - Grande Pumpkin Spice Latte.

I survived Dinner Club on Saturday night. Whew!


Christine Fonseca said...

KEWL AWARD!!!! Thanks :D And I am so excited about your book I can't stand it! the pumpikin spice lattes...yummy.

Tana said...

Super cool award. Congrats.
Your book looks great too, i need it now ;)

Jen said...

Love it! Blogman :)

Um progress? Let's see...I moved. Does that count? Writing wise, I just got an idea for a new story, haven't worked a lick on my other new story in two weeks, I looked at my other other new story yesterday. That's about it...

Some progress huh? Did I mention I moved? *grin*


Annie Louden said...

That's great news about your ebook! Did you change the cover? I like this one a lot.

I've been critiquing and getting critiqued this week. Not much writing happening.

Joshua McCune said...

I'm slowing in my WIP trying to figure out what happens to my MC - there are 3 alternatives and I can't figure out which one will work for the best in the end (it's like playing chess -- I was alright at chess, but give me Stratego any day).

lisa and laura said...

Congrats on all your progress, Elana! We're about 20,000 words into our WIP, and we've got 4 more sections to we've got a while, but we're super excited about the project, and we're adding words every day, so that has to be a good sign, right?

kathrynjankowski said...

Congrats on the award and your ebook!

My progress: "found" a character who gives my MC a respite from her travails, but could be trouble later.

And the plot thickens!

Sherrie Petersen said...

I'm doing my final polish and I'm sending out two queries this week. Yikes, my stomach just flopped as I wrote that!

J.R. Johansson said...

I'm officially a fan :D Congrats on the cool blog award guys!!

Tess said...

How super cool about your ebook! That must have taken some serious time. Kudos! You do such a good job at building a platform .. a talent, I think.

Elana Johnson said...

Thanks for all the thanks guys! New words every day is awesome LiLa!

A talent? Tess, you are so kind. :)

Jen, I know you moved! That's real progress right there. And cool poem today.

Thanks Jenn, for being a fan! I'm making an announcement later today.

Scott, glad you survived the dinner party. :)

Sherry, I know what you mean about sending queries making for queasy stomachs. Hang in there.

Kathryn, a troubled character? Sounds intriguing.

Annie, critiquing is almost like writing.

Bane, you'll figure it out, I'm sure of it.

T.Anne, coming soon!

Thanks Christine!

Abby, kewl badge!!! Thanks again!

Roni Loren said...

Congrats on the award and the release of your book!

L.T. Elliot said...

Dude. That is the single coolest blog award ever. I can't believe how jealous I am. Seriously. I frickin' love that. Congrats!

Your book looks awesome! I'd love to get it!

Unknown said...

My accomplishment? I discovered if I disconnect the internet in the basement, I've just reduced my distractions by 100% and upped my work count by 1,500 words per day. I also managed to read Blood Promise by Richelle Mead in one day and still got in 1,000 words on my wip. Only had four hours of sleep though, but it was so worth it. :D

Ryan S. Kinsgrove said...

Awesome new award. What have I accomplished this week? I have not logged on to facebook once today, I have written a really long blog post, and had two aha moments relating to the character development in Raising Kain, and my rewrite is coming along nicely, slowly, but nicely.

BTW: congrats on the ebook, can't wait to read it. What epub is putting it out?

And, I must say that I have nominated you to recieve yet another Kreative Blogger award. Enjoy.

Casey Something said...

Coolest. Award. Ever!

Well, you already read my progress, so I won't bore you with the details. Doing pretty good this week!

I'm definitely up for plugging your book. Keep us in the loop!

Jody Hedlund said...

Wow! I'm really impressed with your book! It looks like it will be really helpful to aspiring writers! And it looks like you're on track to finish up another one soon!

Robyn Campbell said...

Congrats to everyone. Any chocolate fudge cookies being passed around? :)

I need Elana's ebook now! I must have it. :0)

Jessica Nelson said...

Awesome! Congrats on your e-book! That's so cool. :-)

Also, I totally want to show my son that award. LOL He Luvs Batman. Congrats to your nominees. :-)

I just finished my hard copy editing stack. I have about thirty more pages to print out, read, and then it's time to input my changes. I feel productive right now. :-)

Go you on the wordage! You can do it!

Jessica Nelson said...

Just saw on your website that you've been asked to present at a conference!!! Woohoo! ;-)

My verification is batmerch. Heh.

Robin M said...

Cool award - that is so neat. Batman rules. Congrats on the future launch of your book - even more cool. My WIP progress is slow as well.

Dawn Simon said...

Hi, Elana! It's award day for you! I just gave you something over at my blog. :)

Kathryn Hupp-Harris said...

Wait. We're NOT supposed to make people cry? Oh, I've been doing this all wrong.

I suppose I'll get my synopsis all ready for fall querying season. That's where I've been dragging my feet.

Tabitha said...

That award is freakin' awesome!! And I agree that Carrie Harris is the perfect recipient. If you'd add eyebrows to the award, it'd be even better. :)

Congrats on the releast of your book! It's so great to have more information on the query process available to writers. :)

B.J. Anderson said...

Neat-O award! And I'm bummed I have to wait until the 14th to get your e-book.
I'm now a facebook fan, though!! :D Good luck with it.

Stephanie said...

Can't wait! Oh my gosh! Thanks for writing this for us! Can't wait!!!

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