Monday, March 15, 2010
Hello and Welcome!
(Hi, Dr. Nick!)
I'm L.T. Host, and I'm going to be taking Mondays here at the Secret Archives of the Alliterati. I know a lot of you out there have questions, or might be wondering who the heck we are, so I thought that instead of writing something generic, I'd interview myself for your benefit. (Don't worry, I'm totally pro at having conversations in my head).
So, let's get this going!
Q: What the heck are the Secret Archives of the Alliterati?
A: Well, for that I'll just direct you to our little dsecription over there in the sidebar. ----->
Back? Good. I just don't think I can put it much better than that!
Q: Who are you?
A: I'm not Alice, that's for sure.
I'm an aspiring writer, like so many of us. I work in real estate to pay the bills and write to stay sane. Which is ironic, now that I think about it-- that whole "conversations in my head" thing. I write primarily commercial fiction, with some forays into fantasy. I was teethed on Mercedes Lackey and Piers Anthony (okay, not literally. Literature-ly, not but literally. The books survived). And my real first name is a character in a book by Anne McCaffrey. Books and writing are in my blood, and I can't help but want to add my own stories to the world.
I love animals, especially my own, and especially wallabies. Expect a lot of wallabies on Mondays.
Q: What is this blog about?
A: A little bit of everything. No, really. We all write, but we all also have other driving forces in our lives, and we'll be sharing thoughts and musings on all of it with you.
Q: So, is there any sort of incentive for following you?
A: Of course there is! It's about time I asked myself this question. Here's how it will break down:
- You follow us: We follow you.
- From here on out, you can "save up" for the prize of your choice. You can:
-Send 5 more followers our way (you have to keep track and send us their names when you reach your goal): All of us take turns critiquing your query or the first five pages of your manuscript.
- Send us 10 followers: We'll take turns critiquing your first chapter.
- Send us 20 followers: We'll take turns critiquing your first 50 pages.
Now, these are "rolling" prizes-- basically, you can send 5 people our way, claim the query critique, then send another 5 people and get your first five pages critiqued, -or- you can "save up" the first five until you have the second five to get the first chapter critique. Confusing? Probably. We'll clear up any questions you might have in the comments.
We'll be doing this for two weeks. You have til midnight Pacific on Monday, March 29th, 2010 to send your list of followers to alliteratiarchives[at]gmail[dot]com.
Q: You guys ROCK! Is there any way I can join your awesomeness and write for the Archives?
A: Yep! We are looking for guest bloggers to take spots on Fridays. If you might be interested in anything from a semi-regular feature to a one-time spot, please email us at alliteratiarchives[at]gmail[dot]com.
Q: Do I have any other questions for myself?
A: Hm, no. But I bet you lovely people reading this might! If you have any questions for me or in general about the blog, leave them in the comments.
Thanks for joining us on this little adventure and welcome! :)