Sunday, November 3, 2013

I've Been Traveling Far and Wide

In both a literal and figurative sense, I've been all over the place lately. First there was PNWA, where I basked in bizarrely sunny Seattle. Then there was Hampton Roads Writers Conference in southern Virginia, where the weather was gray and the writing bright (and the authors occasionally feisty).

In between those events I was working with my wonderful editing clients (thanks, Internet!) and peddling the manuscripts of authors I represent. So in case you were wondering why I've been missing in action, now you have your answer. It seems like a pretty good answer to give, too, given that my blogging delinquency has paid off in a big way: about a month ago, I received an offer of publication for Gerry Dodge's Beneath the Weight of Sadness.

We're crossing the Ts and dotting the Is, making sure everyone's on board with everything, but thus far it looks like clear sailing. The world will finally see this phenomenal work that I got to edit in my pajamas. That feels like glory.

In the meantime, I thought I'd give everyone a general update. I am, until at least January 1, booked through with editing clients (if I've already spoken with you by e-mail about a start date in December then you're included in that calculation). After that I expect to open up again--with client testimonials!--so bring on the literary awesomeness.

I'm sure that before too long I'll come up with some kind of adorable contest or something, but until that time I'm considering posting an excerpt from Gerry's awesome book so you guys can see what I've actually been doing all this time.

Any takers?

By the way, if you've been trying to contact me through my Kimberley Cameron e-mail for editing work, please know that non-query messages often get screened out of there and it's better to reach me at

I'll be back before long, and I'll have a sample chapter with me...


  1. Congratulations! You've come a long way, Ethan! I'm so pleased to see that your perseverance has paid off--I mean, editing in your pajamas! What's not to love about that! :)

  2. Sounds like you're doing very well! Great to hear!! :)

  3. We've had some great sunny weather up here in the PNW, but the rain's settling in now that you're gone. Congrats on all your work, and I'm looking forward to the sample.

  4. Gotta love someone to edits in their pajamas!

    Thanks for visiting my blog. All the best.

  5. Congratulations on the offer. I never think of something like that being as exciting to the agent as it is to the writer. And thanks for commenting again on my blog.