“The Darkness of Shadows” Off to Publishers


posted on November 15, 2008, 11:47 am

I figured I was well past the time when I should have updated the blog. Unfortunately there’s nothing really newsworthy that’s happened lately, hence the long delay.

I have sent off “The Darkness of Shadows” to two other publishers for consideration and am waiting to hear back from them. The nice thing is that they accept simultaneous submissions so I can keep submitting it to other publishers. The time consuming part will be to weed through all the entries on the Writer’s Market web site. I can search by genre and whatnot but I’ll get publishers who are looking for novellas, or children’s book or ones that aren’t accepting submissions. And as far as I know, there’s no way to exclude those from the search. And when I go back to search, I’ll forget where I left off, what publishers have new entries etc… but I think I’ve got a system that should work, I just need to try it out.

I’ve got several more Nightcat related commissions uploaded (and a few more on the way). I’ve also added a few more pics of my own over the past few months. And there’s a ton more I wanted to get sketched out but I seem to run out of time.

I’ve also embarked on another Nightcat related hobby. (The nice thing is about owning this character is whenever I want to do some artsy type thing I never have to worry too much about subject matter.) 🙂 I was doing up a bunch of cross stitch Christmas presents and what not so now I’m back into the crafting mode. I also crocheted a Nibbler (from Futurama) and sold it just before Halloween. I created that pattern a while back and figured why not create one for Nightcat? So I am. 🙂 I’m still working out a bunch of the kinks but so far I’ve got the torso and legs done. The arms should be easy enough to do and I have an idea on how to do the head, but that’s going to be interesting. As is the hair because I want it shaped to some degree. Once I get it finished (and cleaned up cause she’s covered in dog hair right now) I’ll upload some pictures.

I am now on deviantart.com which also houses all my Nightcat pictures as well as the NC commissions. The URL is jlmacdonald.deviantart.com if you want to have a peek. The journal I keep there isn’t necessarily Nightcat related (which is what I’ve tried to keep the subject matter of this journal to). Again, it’s hard to update journals/blogs regularly when you don’t really have much going on. LOL

Until next time….