A writer who loves fantasy, avoids reality, and who knows the value of hanging a death skull outside my door to ward off uninvited visitors.

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Welcome to C. L. Freire 2.0

Okay so, I know it's been a long time since I blogged, but I'm back now and here to stay. Those of you who read my ranting blogs over at MySpace might notice that while I may still rant about the world around me, I'll also be blogging about my life as a writer.

So here's the skinny on what's been going on lately:

I've been hard at work looking for an agent, so aside from the everyday in's and out's, a lot of my time's been spent doing homework, so to speak, on the business of publishing, agents, and the industry as it stands today.

I've also been working on another book. This one will be a YA urban fantasy, as told from a sixteen year old girl named Max, short for Maxine (but don't ever call her that, because she's never once thanked anyone for naming her after a crazy old aunt who Max never even met).

As for the DAVID THORNE series...though the first book is complete and the second is nearly there as well, I'm moving on to Max's story until an agent decides to give Thorne a read-through. As I'm not one for always coloring inside the lines, I'm going to post a sample chapter here, and a detailed synopsis, just because it's my blog and I want to.

As to the Writers Together website, I've chosen to shut it down. I know it was immensely popular, and I thank those who visited it and emailed me; the site, according to my reports, has had over 30k hits. It is simply too much for one person to keep up. I started it in order to help promote authors, and I was honored to be able to feature and interview such best-selling authors as Jonathan Maberry (a great guy, btw) and Cynthia Leitich Smith (who, herself has an amazing website over at Cynsations), and Jordan Dane (a fabulous author and sweet person), among others. But, alas, the time has come to say good-bye. Sorry for the cliche, but, there it is.

Anyway, I hope you stop by often. Bring some coffee and kick up your heels. I look forward to hearing your thoughts.


1 comment:

  1. Good to know you're still writing! Keep it up!