Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Bear with me as I clear out the cobwebs

Some of you may have been wondering if I tripped and stumbled into a black hole. Well, I did sort of. Partly because it was the end of the semester and I had a bazillion work related things going on, and the other part was because I was furiously polishing my just completed WIP, which is now a finished novel out for query.

Hurray, you say? Congrats for finishing? Hmmmm. There is no one happier than me when I am revising and editing a manuscript I love.

I HATE letting go.

What's even harder is sending the poor baby out into the world. And that is what has been going on. LIFE AND BETH, my YA contemporary fantasy is on the dating circuit. She's all grown up and trying to meet her perfect agent. She's actually out on dates as we speak. Without a cell phone.

Okay--enough silly metaphors. I have issues. Issues that have NOTHING to do with this industry because I have nothing but admiration and respect for the agents and editors who slog through thousands of manuscripts. At my job we just had to look through about fifty resumes and the amount of people who send to the totally wrong position is astounding. So pity on the agents.

That being said, my issues have nothing to do with those good people. It has to do with me. I need to move on. Like any good parent, I have to cut the apron strings and let my baby find her own way in the world.

Good luck, Beth (my mc). I hope you find true love!

That being said, it's time to get to work on the next WIP!!

And now for some cool news. Next week I am guest blogger on Michelle McClean's website!
Be sure and stop by!


  1. Yay! Good for you and best of luck!

  2. How cool! I'm excited not only for your ms, but also for your guest blog! =)

  3. Hey, thanks Lisa! Thanks, Carolyn! It feels good to be blogging again!

  4. I wish you the best of luck! Querying is terrifying, at least for me!

  5. Thanks, Lydia. I can't say I'm terrified--just obsessive. I've got to throw myself into the next project, but starting is always so hard! I will--I will! (after I check my inbox, lol)

  6. Wishing you the best of luck with your queries!

  7. The only thing to keep you distracted when your baby leaves the nest is a new baby! It's hard for me to let go, too, but with a new project on the way, I stop worrying so much.

    Good luck, Beth! (And you too, Lisa. ;D)

  8. Thanks, Deb and Tere. Whatever happens, happens. Beth is on her own now. But I am happy to report that I am gaining control of my compulsion to obsess over the inbox, as my attention shifts to the delicious new WIP I have waiting for me. It's called BREAKING GlASS and it's a YA ghost story. And that's all I'm going to say. :)

  9. CONGRATULATIONS on lots of shiny new queries. We love a good ghost story! Good luck!

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