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ROW80-1 - 03/23 - End of round

I missed last Wednesday's final check in, as well as some before that, but am finally here. In general, this ROW went okay. I've had better, and I've had worse.

I finally decided my second novel was edited enough, and sent it out to agents to see if someone would like to represent me. I sent 20 queries out a month or so ago, and have about 12 still open. Some said no, some already timed out, and one asked for the whole book. Fingers crossed. I used to find and track agents - I recommend it.  

Writing/editing -I've done a few stories at, but not every week as planned. But, big thanks to Joyce for reviving this. I have some writerly friends that regularly submit short stories for cash - I'd like to try that. And I've started editing book #3, Agnes of Grimm. I'm using my new laptop, an Asus Zenbook 305-CA. It's very lightweight - I love it.  

Reading - yes, still stories for my book club. The last one was Fatal Affair, by Marie Force. Crime with romance. And sizzle. 

Mentoring and marketing - I've been active with my local critique group. We've even booked a table at a local book festival this June. I'll sell book #1 there, but I need to promote it more to libraries in the meantime.

Video games and Netflix - Yet more Eurotruck Simulator, wandering around Europe and Russia, experimenting with different combinations of engines and chassis and transmissions.  As for online TV, watched things like more House of Cards, some of Battle for CTRL (about a PC company in the 80's), Hell and Back (an adult cartoon), and He Never Died (dark and humorous).  

So, that's it for this round. I'm looking forward to the next one and hope to do better - we'll see.

Excruciating detail follows, for my own tracking - don't say I didn't warn you!

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Doin' the Monster Mash-up

This week's theme is about monsters.

From the site -
Lately, I’ve been on a monster kick. I’ve been watching some epic films like The Mist, It Came from Beneath the Sea, The Blob, Creature from the Black Lagoon, and one of my all-time favorites, Pumpkinhead. I know we’ve got a few months before Scare Day rolls around, but monsters are great fun to watch, read about, and write about any time of the year.
This week, let’s wake up some of our creepy friends from their pre-Halloween hibernation. You can go the supernatural route, and dredge up something from a grave, or share a day in the life of a creature, like a giant mosquito. Pick your favorite monster and give them headline billing in your tale.
Prompt: Write a story that features at least one monster
Genre: Open
Word Count: 1,500 or less
Mine is just over 1000 words, and features several monsters.

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