Two years ago, I meandered the Internets looking for advice on how to write a query letter.
I discovered Evil Editor through Miss Snark's brilliant agent blog. He had just started up, and it didn't take me long to cruise through his first few posts.
Hey. Funny guy. I figured I'd send along my query to see if it measured up. On May 26, 2006, Face-Lift 36 (Hey, that's three sixes!) he posted his critique for my query of The Space Between (Hey, buy a copy - I get such a thrill when my Amazon ranking sinks below a million). Scroll down to see the entry. I laughed so hard I started crying. I printed out the post and ran all over the office showing it to my comrades. I was such a cyber-newb back then...
That was when I became a Minion. I visited regularly, offered comments and used EE's suggestions for my own queries and first pages. The other minions gave lots of advice and laughs.
Today is EE's Second Blog Anniversary. A couple of the Minions (Phoenix and Robin) have set up a special surprise celebration page here. Through Wednesday April 23 and Thursday April 24, you can drop by and offer congratulations, play a few games and win some great prizes. I provided a custom watercolour painting as a prize, depicting my take on the true identity of EE. True, it's not Quagmire but my imagination tends to drift sometimes.
And now, here's the first thing I thought of while thinking up a tribute for The Evil One: