So, I’ve not been querying in a while (and honestly not writing that much either), because of two factors. One: a colleague of mine left to get his Masters degree around August last year, and the company has not yet replaced him. Two: the Covid-19 crisis. While I can work from home, and I am an introvert, both situations do take a toll. Physically and mentally. Nothing bad, but still, can’t really get into the head space to write much/query. I find that I also seem to take rejections to my work more harshly/personally than I usually would. But that doesn’t mean I can write an update about how my infrequent querying is going, right?
This is a short one. I’ve started querying literary agents for [SOPAB] on the 5th of November. Sent out a batch to 7 agents. We’ll see how it goes.
The next update will be a tally of all of the queries and their status for all three projects – [TEE], [OSAA] and [SOPAB] – I’ve been querying, I promise!
Well, it’s been a while since the last update–August–but not that long, luckily. There have been changes in my responsibilities at work I’m adjusting to, there’s been a pup in the house since the end of July that needs raising/training, and I’m planning on purchasing a harp in December and teaching myself how to play. My mind has been fuller than ever before. Continue reading
I’ve been editing multiple projects at the same time – which probably isn’t the best thing? – but I seem to have some issues just focusing on just one. Perhaps it’s because I got a new job in January and am still learning new things every day. Perhaps it’s because I haven’t queried in a while and there’s no deadline/rush.
I’ve sporadically been editing draft 1.5 of [BOR], because I’ve been busy writing, and editing, [SOPAB]. I’ve only done about 40 pages since my last editing update, and all of that was just line editing. I don’t think I’ll be sending it to any beta readers soon.
So, how you been? It’s been a while, hasn’t it? I can’t believe my last writing update was in March of this year. There’s so much that has happened between then and now in both my writing life and my personal life.
I’ve spent most of my time not editing, actually. It’s only been a few weeks since I went back to editing draft 1.5 of [BOR]. My head hasn’t been in the game for a while now, but I’m getting back into it. I’m hoping for no more distractions. Continue reading
Well, first things first: [TT] has an official working title now! So from here on out I’ll be referring to it as [SOPAB]. And no, I’m not going to explain what it stands for 😉 I whittled my list of 16 possible titles down to six, after which I asked some people to choose which ones would entice them in a bookstore, and gave them a quick rundown of the major themes of the story. There was no clear favourite, but their feedback helped me choose the one I’ve gone with.
I finished editing [OSAA] a few days before November hit in 2017. I had been working on draft 2.5, incorporating my beta readers’ feedback and my own comments. Draft 3 was the draft I meant to send in during Angry Robot’s Open Door period. Then November came, I had finished my last edit and I sent it in.
It’s been a while since I’ve written about the querying progress for [TEE]. Mainly because there hasn’t really been any. I’ve been querying agents here and there since the last update, but no luck just yet. I’ve mostly been occupied with writing my new WIP [TT] and editing [OSAA] to get it ready to submit to Angry Robot’s open door period. Planning to get back to editing [BOR], and maybe give [TEE] another look. Could be fresh eyes would pick out some things I didn’t see before, even though I’m up to draft number 5 right now.