Friday, July 31, 2009

I guess the "Blogging about Writing" thing might be a little dry lately, because I'm not doing much writing. I have been pulling up my stuff and tweaking here and there, doing some edits, but the Creativity Bug has flown for now.

But I'm still blogging! That's a form of writing, for sure!

I expect to be back into the full swing of things starting Sept. 1st. Kids will be back in school, and I will be ready to rock!

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

No New Tale To Tell

Yes, I've been listening to Love and Rockets on my iPod. ANYWAY, it's the literal truth.

Plugging along, tweaking my outline for the sequel, wondering if Fairies are now officially overdone...the usual stuff.

I will admit summertime is not really a "sit down and write" time for me. I've finally figured that out. I mean, were I a writer who had a deadline, of course it could be, but summer is just a busier time for our family. Vacations, camps, sports classes, swimming, you name it. We want to be OUTSIDE, and enjoy the weather. (When it doesn't SUCK, as it has lately.)

During winter I am THE FOCUSED WRITER. Winter here is like being in Siberia. It never ends, and you just want to curl up in front of a roaring fire with cocoa. Perfect Writing Weather.

Am I crazy? Does anyone else feel this way?

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Are Fairies the New Vampires?

I am beginning to think I'm a victim of bad timing.

I've written a story about Fairies. Well, more about other things, but Fairies are rampant in it. And I've noticed there is a large saturation of Fairy stories in the market right now.

So, have I missed the boat/bus/train/superjet? Am I a year too late in my story subject? I am worried that soon Fairies will be the new Vampires. As in, agents and editors will say "NO MORE FAIRIES!!!" just like they cried "No More Vampires" after Stephenie Meyer's Twilight saga made vampire novels the genre du jour.

And now everyone has a fairy story.

Please say it ain't so...

Monday, July 20, 2009

On Your Mark...Get Set...

I've given myself a week to "recover" from vacation. Yes, you read that right. Next time you drive 28 hours straight, you tell me if you bounce back right away. :-)

ANYWAY, I am ready to go. I have started querying, and now it's time to get writing again. And what I need to write, is my sequel. I'm going to approach it the same way I did with NaNo. I'm just going to write out the bare bones, and get the story out, then go back and edit. I'm giving myself about two months to get the story out, and then I will spend probably a few months editing.

And if I get bored with it, I can work on my SOPHIE story and my EMMA story, interchangeably. Because I have ADD and will need to bounce around. ;-)

Although I may send out ONE more query, before I get started! I prefer the shotgun approach. The more queries you send out, the better your odds of getting a bite!

Or so I'm hoping.

Friday, July 17, 2009

The Query-Go-Round

And I've started up, again! I really didn't get a chance to get into the querying process before vacation, now I'm back and ready to go. I found some really good agents and I've queried both of them. Still waiting for answers from two others. Wait times can KILL you, especially when you're prone to...impatience, like me...


In the meantime, I am working on the second book in my series. I have outlined it, and I think it's shaping up quite nicely. And I'm not going to waste my time worrying about my submissions because, after all, Life is the JOURNEY, not the destination, right?

Right. I would never check my email 975475 times a day/await the mail with sweaty palms/edit and re-edit my work while consuming copious amounts of stress food and freaking out.


I'm doomed.

Monday, July 13, 2009

I'm BACK!!!

Back from a VERY long vacation, I might add. I am chomping at the bit, I tell you, to get back into the writing/querying-go-round part of my life.

I have a sequel to write. A few more queries to send off, and I need to update my query spreadsheet, as well.

I feel like part of my life has been put on hold. It's been about four weeks since I've written a word. STAGNANCY!!! Is that a word?

I bought a new Thesaurus during my regular grocery shop today. I am really rearing to go.

As soon as I get my house all perfect! (That means I start tomorrow!)