Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Yesterday, during my lunch break at work, I started to resume sending out query letters. I think my latest query revision is good, thanks to the help of a couple of my former critique partners coming to my rescue.

Then, I realized I also need to revise my synopsis. So, here's to more work. But it shouldn't take long to tweak it to fit my novel's revision.

Hang in there, all 1 or 2 of you. I'll get this project off the ground yet.
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Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

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Published: Tuesday, October 28, 2014

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Reworking my query - again. I hate writing query letters, but I guess they're a necessary evil if you ever want to be published.

Because of the rewrite of my novel, a new query is needed. I think what I have could work, but I'm still open to comments and critiquing. I've posted it at a couple of sites that do query reviews. I'm hoping they will help me get to a quality query.

Wish me luck, all 1 or 2 of you.

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Finally finished the rewrite of my novel I'm calling "Vengeance and Vindication" (V&V) for now. It's about 490 pages, 85,000 words. It's about a young man who loses his family in a fiery automobile accident on the Carquinez Bridge and struggles to be accepted at a new high school in the shadow of the bridge where his family died, while trying to discover who caused the accident.

I think I'm ready to resume sending out query letters now. Wish me luck, all 1 or 2 of you.

If any of you (1 or 2 of you) would like to review it for me, I'd be open to that, but I need an honest critique and I can't pay anything. However, I would be open to paying a percentage of the advance and royalties, assuming there are any.

Any takers?

You can contact me at paulwwest@q.com.
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Not a whole lot has been happening in the writing arena. I'm working on some final (???) edits to my novel I'm now calling Vengeance & Vindication. Does that title have a nicer ring than Bridge to Destiny? Let me know, all 1 or 2 of you, what you think. Personally, while it's a bit big, I think it coveys the main theme in the story better.

What do you (all 1 or 2 of you) think?
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Still working on the revisions. I'm up to page 270. Also, I've changed the title. Still not a great title, but at least it captures the theme of the story. For now, until all 1 or 2 of you come up with something better, I'm calling it "VENGEANCE AND VINDICATION." The story is a lot about revenge and forgiveness.

Do you like it? If not can you come up with something better. I'm open.
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Still working on the revisions.
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