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?
So, since my last update, I’ve not written a whole lot. I’ve been busy with a lot of things, and the “pantsing project” [T] came to a standstill, because what-do-you-know, I do actually need an outline. I’m just not a pantser, I guess.
Can’t believe that this is my first writing update of 2019 and it’s July already! Since the last time I’ve written a writing update for my blog, I’ve changed jobs and have been slowly editing [SOPAB] and [TE].
It’s time for a tally, me thinks. I’ve been quietly and infrequently querying agents for both [TEE] and [OSAA], and I thought it would be a good thing to look back on what kind of responses – when I got any – I got back for both projects.
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.
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.