Tuesday, 22 April 2008

Evil Editor's Anniversary

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:

13 comments:

Stephen Parrish said...

The "special surprise celebration page" is by invitation only.

Chumplet said...

It works now, Stephen. It was set to fire up at 7am Eastern Time in North America. I posted around midnight last night because I wanted this to be up first thing in the morning.

mlh said...

Hello, Chumplet! I had to post a comment about EE's assessment of The Space Between.

Funny, in a good way.

Okay, I'm going back to lurking now, and watching hockey. Still waiting to see which team my beloved Penguins is facing next.

Ciao!

Michelle

Evil Editor said...

Now I can't get that song out of my head.

pjd said...

I'm with EE. Why oh why did I click "play"? Lovely tribute.

Robin S. said...

Oh Lord, girl. I'll be humming that all day! Good one, sweetie.

Chumplet said...

Bwahahahahaha! That was part of my evil plan!

Hi Michelle - I wonder who will play against my beloved Habs?

mlh said...

The Habs play the Flyers tommorrow.

Kiersten said...

Hi! Can I get your email address to send my address? Rather not post it on the web. Call me paranoid. I'm just so excited I won! Hooray for me! Hooray for you for giving me a prize!

McKoala said...

Hm, that's a chinny, chin chin.

Chumplet said...

My email address is in my profile at the sidebar, Kiersten. Just send the info there and I'll get it. Enjoy the painting!

wordtryst said...

Just hopped over to EE's to read... that was so funny! But like mlh says, in a good way.

I found EE the same way - when Snark recommended him. I didn't hang around much because I was well past the querying stage, but I trotted over every so often just for a laugh or two.

Time flies.

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