and now for something completely different.
this amazing comment during the night.
Wow. I hardly know what to say. When I started this blog it was going to be a rant about the trials and tribulations of the rejection merry-go-round. I made a few posts about querying and then I got my first follower, Laila Knight. I didn't expect a follower at all let alone so soon, for I am not the first writer to start a blog about writing. That one person from the ether lifted me from the quagmire of the newest round of rejection, and I became determined to send out my proposal again. I might have started the blog to complain about publishing, but I was now going to try and make it a more detailed analysis of how you can forge ahead regardless of all the form replies in your inbox. (Mine were labeled 'Agent Query' in gmail and I always got a quick stab of hope when I saw another one had arrived -- only to be struck down a moment later)
Then there was an unforeseen problem with my blogging plans: I got a book deal.
Now this place is a documentation of how a WIP gets marked up to a manuscript, but Lalia will always be the one follower who was there when it was something else.
Anyway, onto the award: