Wednesday, June 10, 2015

The Thrill of Victory, The Agony of Defeat

Hello, friends!  It's been an exciting week!

What I'm Reading:  Same as last week.  We've spent a lot of time at the pool and I won't risk water damaging my library books!  Lol.

What I'm Writing:  Feeling a little stuck in my WIP.  Self doubt always starts creeping in at some point and you gotta fight your way through.  Not there yet, but I will be if I press on.

What else is Going On:  I made it into Query Kombat (YAY!) and got eliminated in the first round (BOO!).  I did come out of it with a stronger query for my MG Fantasy (The Manny and the Motorcycle) which is this
Meets this
Getting into QK gave me a fresh burst of energy for this project so I started querying this week.  Hopefully I will get a good response!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Winning at Losing

Hallo Wednesday Warriors!  Here's what's up with me...

What I'm Reading:  I got two books going right now cause I'm just that lazy.  Downstairs is GLORY O'BRIENS HISTORY OF THE FUTURE.  Love the voice in this one, but it's pretty dark, so when my brain needs a break I go upstairs and read...

THE RED QUEEN, which is also pretty dark but it's like a dystopia, so not quite as intense.  Both great reads so far.
What I'm Writing:  Remember last week when I said I crossed 10K in my WIP... That was a lie, apparently, because I just did this week.  But, hey, words.  As long as the word count keeps going up its a win.
What Else is Going On:  My query for my MG Fantasy got picked for Query Kombat!  What an honor.  I am getting KILLED in the contest, but also gleaning helpful critiques, so I'll take it.  Once I make the necessary changes my query will be ready to go out to agents.