Monday, December 29, 2008

I got my first request!!!

I just got my first full request today. It was from an agent that rejected my last work. She is at a very nice agency and I really want her to rep me. My fingers are crossed and now I am so nervous! I also started looking around at the local law offices and asking about internships. I got a reply back and the guy asked for my resume. I guess we will see what happens with that too. Man today has been one crazy monday!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Christmas is over!

Thank goodness that I made it through Christmas!! It wasn't so bad either. The kids got all they wanted and that was all that mattered to me. Now I just have to get through New Years. I see that must Literary agencies are not opening back up until Jan 5. I have gotten a lot of out of the office replies back. I did get through some but have not heard anything back yet. My fingers are crossed! I am also hoping to hear something back from Firebrand next month. At least I am hoping so. Well I will provide updates as I get them.

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rejections coming in

I have sent out a few queries and so far all rejections. All of them has not came in yet so there is still hope on one of those. I still have a list of names but I am waiting until after New Years. Most of the agents have packed up for the rest of the year and one agent said it is better to wait.

Monday, December 15, 2008

I did it!!!

I turned in the first 20 pages of the YA novel to Firebrand. Now it is the waiting game and I am so nervous. I think it is a great story but there are some faults. I am willing to work on those. I really want an agent and I want the best. I have been burned before and that will never happen again. Boo PublishAmerica!! One good thing did come from it. I found my favorite site, Absolutewrite.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Why I hate editing

I thought writing the novel was the hardest part but I was wrong. I am editing and it is kiliing me! I have chapter 1 and 2 done. Chapter 3,4,5 are out with the beta reader who is busy. I am not sure when those are coming back. I am working on chapter 6 which I am almost done with. I still have 10 more chapters but I am so ready to query this project. I just do not want to jump into things too fast. I trying to get the editing done as soon as possible but keep on the look out for mistakes. I also have to prepare to write the dreaded query and synopsis. Here it goes. Check in when I have some progress to report.

Monday, December 8, 2008

It's done!!!

Last night I finished the YA!!!! I can't believe it. It seems like it took forever when it only took 45 days or so. I have a few chapters out with a beta reader and I am going to post some on the share your work area on absolute writers. That is a site that no writer can do without. I have "met" some really cool people and we are like a family. No title has came to me yet so I hope during editing, something comes to me. Well gotta go. I am heading over to facebook to look up my absolute writing buddies.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Progress on the YA

I have made a lot of progress today on my YA. I broke the 40k mark and I am in the home stretch. I am ready to finish this one and get it off to the beta readers. I am editing already and that helps to cut down the time on that. I also need to make sure I have a good title. So far the title I have is "Children Of The Lost". I am not sure at this point if that is the name I want to submit under but it is all I have so far. I still have time so I am not going to rush it.
I am also happy that I have some new YA stories running through my head. I am going to began the outline for the next one as soon as I get this one on the query mobile. Well I will keep updating as I progress.