Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Now I'm feeling really unpopular.

Here are some things that happened today:

1. An editor wrote back in response to pitches, saying they were all bad.
2. Another editor still didn't write back in response to pitches.
3. A job that I thought I was overqualified for, but would get, was given to someone more qualified.
4. My agent didn't email me back.

I did, however, hear from an editor who wants a revision. So I've got that going for me, and that's nice.

Also nice: the continuing reaming of Alloy because of the "How Opal" scandal. People that I personally hate, because they personally effed over me and my friends, are getting mentioned, a LOT, in print. Unfaaaavorably. So I can sit in my comfortable chair of schadenfreude, by Ikea.

3 comments:

the beige one said...

gimme linky to Alloy mess!

the beige one said...

so, uhm, did you ever write for these guys? Some of thise practices sound more than a little shady

Madfoot said...

I did, I did indeed! I wrote two flat-fee books for them, which was fine because I barely had to revise. Then that Josh Banks fella tricked me into writing a proposal for a series called "The A List," just as they mention in the Observer article. Sure enough, the proposal sold, but they used another writer for the series, and I never got a dime for the work I did. I'm soooo glad Alloy is finally getting egg on their face. Though I'm sure it'll roll off them like... er... egg off a duck's back...