Sunday, June 25, 2006

England, Agents, Improvements, Oh My!

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! :)


Bailey Stewart said...

Congratulations to your team.

It is that belief in ourselves that makes us true writers. You go girl!

Elisabeth Naughton said...

That kind of attitude will take you a long way. And it's the truth. Over and over I hear it's the ones who stick with it, who don't give up, who believe in themselves that make it. You will too.

It's cool to hear how much you've developed in a short amount of time. And way to go on all the submissions.

Oh, and yeah, I'll root for your team, baby! The Beavs won tonight in a stunning comeback. On to game three tomorrow. I can't wait!!

Michelle said...

Hope it all works out for you!! Fingers crossed. :)

TJBrown said...

Did you clap your hands when you said that? I believe too!