Busy with bill paying work. Submitted a short little something for an anthology. Waiting. Writing depressing book #2 is on hold for upbeat book #3 (which I supposed will end up being book #2 once its finished.). Decided against doing NaNoWriMo. Boardwalk Empire is my favorite Fall television program. Nothing else to report. Terribly sad. Still waiting.
[I'm not actually reading 1776. Started it back in '06, left my copy at my dad's house, reclaimed it this past July. I think leaving it up here will remind me to actually open it.]
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
After WEEKS I've finally, seem to have "gotten my groove" with my second book. My main character is essentially my complete opposite in terms of her natural reactions to the world around her, so it's been a challenge working through her emotions. A challenge and a learning experience. And thank god, because her mental torture is keeping my mind off the replies I'm still waiting for.
I'm all for some good old fashioned patience, but some days I just want to throw myself on the floor and roll around whining. I've done the rolling and the whining, just on the couch. Not the floor. I've "met" more helpful writers and agent types through twitter and engaged in some very informational/encourage twitchats. They've helped ease some of the query process pain. It really is like applying to college, but this time I actually care if I get in. That sounds awful, doesn't it?
I will continue to write, network, read, stalk my favorite authors... watch cartoons and fight this sudden urge to pack on winter pounds since the temperature in LA has suddenly dropped. Cookies are good.