On the 10th week of RSW, my true love sent to me: a final pass and a new query!
(More on that in What I'm Writing)
What's Up Wednesday is the brainchild of Jaime Morrow and Erin Funk, a great way to summarize the week in sections. For the next few weeks, I will be using this format for Ready, Set, Write: a summer writing intensive. You can read more about it here:
What I'm Reading:
I'm going to have to say that this is probably one of my favorites of 2013.
The love, people! It's overflowing in this book. Sweet romance at its finest. Heat is low but really, not needed. The emotional pull of this book, for me, is consistent and authentic. I'm only a third through, and I've already ordered her THE STATISTICAL PROBABILITY OF LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT.
What I'm Writing:
I accomplished last week's goal and finished the second to the last pass. Woo! I grew about ten gray hairs. It took a lot of dig-dig-digging inside myself. Had to overcome lots of self-doubt, though I'm not sure what triggered it.
But, I made it through. In one piece, albeit slightly more neurotic. And a million times more humble.
I'm now in what I consider my final pass-before-querying. So far, so good.
This picture was taken this morning at 5:30ish am. I'm reading on my Kindle App for this final pass, and am doing so ALOUD, much to my husband's chagrin because my desk is literally next to our bed. He's waking to teen angst, or me talking to myself.
He's waking to that, and the beeping of my twitter #5amwritersclub buddies. (*WAVES*)
It makes me giggle when I see him turn over and harrumph.
Anyhoo, my goal is begin querying next week.
Send me some good vibes people. *opens arms* *welcomes all the hugs*
What Else I'm Up To:
School's started! And here is my littlest. My sweet and sour Baby J.
I love her.
Her sweet kisses get me through anything. My bigs aren't quite as generous with their PDA'ing, so I have to take what I can get. :)
What Inspires Me:
WOW. What a wonderful conference. The generosity of the organizers, and other writers who participated was JUST. ASTOUNDING.
This conference was an example of the selflessness of writers, and how we are so eager to help each other achieve. I love my kidlit community. You might not know my from Adam, but you're willing to be at my corner and cheer me on.
You cheer me on, and give me such honest critique all at the same time.
I'm so appreciative. And grateful.
You all reassure me that I'm in the right field, because if I'm among you nice people, then that will get me through the tough, long road of publication.
I hope you all had a productive week! Can't wait to catch up with you all!