I've received many emails the last day or two beseeching me not to retire this blog. I'm not going anywhere, but it's worth noting that if I'd done a face-lift a day for the past week, instead of the detective stories, there would currently be no query letters remaining in the queue. And there aren't many openings either. Remember, query letters can be for any type of book, including nonfiction. Openings can come from short stories as well as novels. Some of you have sent everything you have. The rest, it's your time. Remember, Evil's just my first name, not an adjective describing how I treat my minions.
Also, don't be shy about sending in continuations to the openings posted at Evil Editor's Openings (link in sidebar). I realize it gets frustrating when Evil Editor never chooses your continuation. But the majority of people who made it into the pages of Novel Deviations and Novel Deviations, vol. 2, have only one opening or continuation in the book. These books wouldn't even exist if not for one-hit-wonders. All it takes is one moment of inspiration, preferably at a time when everyone else's submissions suck.
Speaking of Novel Deviations, vol. 2, I originally predicted it would be shipped in early June. Actually, it's ready already. Those who pre-ordered it should have it now. Those who ordered in the past week should have it by Friday.