England- My team won today. It was a nail-biter for me, a new fan to soccer, but it was awesome!! Hooray team! I can't wait until the next game!
Agents- On one of my writing loops last week there was a lot of information about a certain agent, and not good things. Turned out, this is one of the agents I have queried. And one who has requested a partial. Hhmmm. I'm the type of person who likes to judge other by how they treat me. I'll just have to wait and see.
In the meantime, I sent off another requested partial! Yay! So now I have 8 submissions out there on 2 different manuscripts ranging from queries and partials to contest entries. My goal is to someday get up to 12, but I'm not quite in a position to get there yet. Soon, though.
Improvements- In preparing my partial for the latest agent, I was forced to go over my synopsis for UCOD. Wow! I can't believe how much I've grown as a writer in the last 6 months. Yes, UCOD is still an awesome manuscript and worthy of selling, but my GMC stuff (notice the technical term 'stuff' here?)is unfolding and revealing the characters in a way I've never been able to do before. I'm able to cut chunks and rewrite better scenes. It's easier to notice what's not working and what's specifically wrong. (Then again, it could be because UCOD was such a taxing, emotional manuscript to write.)
FP is definitely a better, more cohesive manuscript than my last one and I can't wait to write a killer query for that and start sending it out more. One of these days someone is going to LOVE my writing and my stories and I will get a contract! I do believe, I do believe! :)