|In the Larissa Ione fundraiser, here’s the link to my soon-to-close manuscript crit, my still-have-some-time manuscript crit, autographed Midnight Rain, autographed Last Girl Dancing, autographed complete WORLD GATES trilogy, and the link to all the other auctions.|
Popping this back up to the top so people can find it. This is to help a writer and her family left homeless by Katrina. Please bid if you can.
For rare-signature collectors, I’ll note that I’ve autographed roughly thirty books in the last six or seven years — total — and rarely get out to autograph, so at this point signed books by me are fairly rare.
Also, noticed that PBW has a manuscript crit for auction up now, too. Don’t miss your chance to bid on that.
Whew. I’m interested, but the prices are pushing too rich for my blood. I’ll keep in touch on the latter one and see.
If you win the auction but aren’t ready to go yet, I’ll work with you. No hurry on your part.
Thanks for the info on the crits. I was actually more concerned the other way (not having something ready to go for a few months yet).
On the crits — Yeah, I’m swamped. BUT, this is for a good cause, so if the auction winner has something ready to go when the auction goes off, I’ll accept it then, and do it when I get it. (I’ll work evenings.)
For each of the crits, I’ll be critting thirty manuscript pages in correct manuscript format, (I’d recommend the FIRST thirty pages), plus a five page single-space synopsis. I’d also like to have a cover letter from the author on what he or she is hoping to get out of the crit, where he or she is thinking of marketing the finished work, and what approach he’s considering taking with editors. (I’ll throw in a crit of the query letter you intend to send to your editor if you have one.)
We’ll do this by e-mail, so if you’re ready to go when you when, the whole process will entail as little waiting for you as I can humanly manage.
I’m curious to exactly how these work. Obviously you are a very busy person. Do you expect the winner to send you something immediately, or will you work out a schedule with them?
Holly – your crits are bringing in a very good price (out of my budget anyway!). Looks like if you are ever low on money you can offer up a few crits on eBay to bring in a few bucks. 🙂