Thursday, December 9, 2010

Three Announcements

So today I have another short and beautifully sweet post. Or was that sweet and beautifully short? Probably neither. Anyway, these points will be sorted by order of importance, but there's no telling whether that's sorted ascending, descending, or randomly. So ...
  • I've added comments to the pages on my blog that are in addition to the current post/main page. They are my writing, and my query. I've only written the one novel, so the one query is all I have. Please feel free to visit those pages if you like, but there is no obligation whatsoever. However, the query did win a contest at WriteOnCon (I guess for being somewhat good) and the three flash fiction pieces will all be published next year (so they are hopefully not shite). I would love to hear what all of you think.
  • My wonderful daughter Kylie, who is one of the two best kids who have even been born as humans, and dreams of one day being an author, will be doing a Guestanista/Bookanista Junior post over at Lisa and Laura Roecker's blog today. She's reviewing Personal Demons. These are three of my very favorite women in the world, plus this is an ACTUAL real life YA, reviewing a YA novel in her own words, so please check it out and throw your thoughts into the mamma jammin mix.
  • Finally, my good bud Shannon McMahon has recently started one of the coolest blogging ideas I have ever heard of. Today is the third installment of her anonymous critique posts, so be there. All the cool kids will.
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25 comments:

Jessica Bell said...

How old is Kylie? It's so wonderful that she's getting involved in all things writerly :o)

Vicki Rocho said...

I wonder if either of my girls would write a review for me? I love hearing what kids have to say about books!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Your daughter's doing a review? That's really awesome!

Shannon said...

First: Love the new pages. It's awesome that I can read more of your stuff!

Second: I am in awe of your daughter. That is so freaking cool! I'm headed over to Lisa and Laura now!!

Third: Aww, I'm all gooshy. You are so awesome, Matt! Thanks for the shout out (AND for already giving a superb critique). You're a rock star. <3

Ted Cross said...

I know you meant that she is one of the best THREE kids in the world, given that my two boys are the best!

Old Kitty said...

Phew!!! Thank you!! CONGRATULATIONS to wonderful Kylie for her guest blogging!!! Yay!!!

Takes after dad obviously!!!

Will read over everything here at the weekend - more time and I'm not at work on Saturdays!! I'm dying to see wot won the query comp!!!! Yay!! Take care
x

Lisa of In Pencil said...

Is it just me, or does anyone else read the words 'anonymous critique posts' and think that can't be good.

Now off to read Kylie's guest post...

Christina Lee said...

Well I can't stay here and chat, I've got to head over to see your daughter's review, of course!

DEZMOND said...

wow, so the junior might even hit the bestselling charts before the dad? :P

Shannon said...

@Lisa of In Pencil:
It *is* a good thing. =) Check it out!

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Back again at Matt's request (and help with HTML).

Please check out today's anonymous critique!

Kelly said...

Awesome to see that your daughter shares your love for reading! Going to go check out her review!

Slamdunk said...

Shannon's series is excellent--off to go see your daughter's work.

Melissa Gill said...

I can't wait to see Kylie's comments. It's so awesome to hear what a yound person has to say.

Tracy said...

Not that I'm planning on leaving you any time soon, but when does Kylie get her own blog up and running??

Matthew Rush said...

We've got plans for that in the works Tracy!

Colene Murphy said...

Thanks for the link! Yeay! For Kylie! She sound super awesome! Can't wait to read her!

Shady said...

nice post!

Holly Ruggiero said...

Kylie did a great job with her review.

Lisa Gail Green said...

Oh I love that your daughter is doing these reviews on Lisa and Laura's blog!! That is so cool. I'll have to go check out what she said about PERSONAL DEMONS and see if we agreed as much as we did on the REPLACEMENT.

LTM said...

coolness all around! Running over to check out your little bebe's review~ :o) <3

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome announcements. Heading over to the Guestanista post now.

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Kylie seems like such a sweetheart. I have a feeling she and my daughter would get on well.

So cool you've added pages! Will be sure to check them out.

JM Leotti said...

I love the flash fiction pieces. Where will they be published? It's so cool that your daughter is into writing. I look forward to reading her critique! Thanks so much for sharing the good news!

mshatch said...

I read your daughter's review and it was great, really great.

Wendy aka Quillfeather said...

You might have a race to the finish line, Matthew. Who will it be, you or your daughter!

I love the idea of 'anonymous critique posts'.

Can't stay long. Just off to Shannon's blog :)