Friday, April 23, 2010
This week in my life has been pretty much the usual. I finished the polishing of DLN and gave it to a couple beta readers. (Whereupon I learned that I might have some major work to do.) I also went back to RTL and started re-polishing that manuscript - because... wait for it...
I might have located a publisher to send it to. Time will tell if I've chosen the right place, but hey, it's progress. (Thanks again for everyone who commented and nudged... or kicked... my butt into gear on that.) I'm only 38 pages into the reading, but I'm still loving what I wrote. Only a few tweaks here and there so far. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that the publisher will love it, too.
I've also been working on plotting out the sequel to DLN, and I think it's finally coming together. I know where the first third of the book is going to go, so it's ready when I'm ready to start new writing again. Additionally this week, I've got the first bones of a query letter on paper for DLN. I guess all I needed was a swift kick to jumpstart my gumption.
In reading news, I just finished an awesome book by a debut author - Embers by Laura Bickle. Interesting and sympathetic characters, kick-ass MC, intriguing plot with delicious twists (at one point I thought Ms. Bickle was going to piss me off to no end, but she pulled it out just in time and that made the book all the better). I'd tell you more, but I hate spoilers - and there's really no way to talk about this book in depth without spoiling some surprise. Suffice it to say, I can't wait to read the next book in this series.
How are things in your world? Read anything interesting lately? Does anyone else have a special stool set up just so the cat can look out the window, or is it just me?