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Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Which is Scariest: Earthquakes, Zombies or Literary Agents?

As summer begins to draw to its inevitable close, I'm already looking forward to my favorite time of year: Autumn. The changing leaves, the cool nights, the monstrous beasts lurking in the lengthening shadows on the eve of Halloween...what's not to love?

But I'm getting ahead of myself. Things have been scary enough around here lately. Why just today I survived a devastating earthquake that caused major damage. If that's not apocalyptically apocryphal enough for you, there is mounting evidence that zombie sightings are more occurring more frequently than ever before. The undead are becoming arrogant, brashly stumbling into the midst of two young lovers trying to commemorate their engagement.

It's like they say: "If you can't beat em, join em!" I've decided that my love of reanimated corpses (that didn't come out right...) and passion for martial arts needed to be combined in some way. "BUT HOW?" I exclaimed to the heavens. Enter "Enter the Zombie 3D!" Thanks to director Ben Mathus and this locally filmed Indie, I not only get to perform some Kung Fu, but I get to become a zombie and wreak destruction upon the unchanged!

Earthquakes and zombies aside, there actually is something I'm a little terrified of: literary agents. They've been known as Gate Keepers and Dream Crushers. They exist simultaneously as Fairy Godmothers or friendly genies who will grant all your wishes, yet may just as easily be the Gmork stalking you in the forest, waiting to destroy you at your weakest moment. But I'm more prepared and more confident than ever before. I have a list of 23 agents specifically tailored to my novel "Crawl," which I hope one of the top 6 will like. (Agents, if you're reading this, I'm sorry I called you a Gmork!) After I put the Crawl-bait out there, "Indigo" and "Blackwatch: The Mainspring" will follow suit.*

I've survived earthquakes and zombie invasions; a little waiting won't kill me.


*Keep an eye out for a post on how YOU can get your hands on a copy of "Indigo" soon!

1 comment:

Amanda Kopeski, MPH said...

Good luck with the agents! How could they NOT love Crawl?!?!?