Tight Schedules Can Inspire a Person to get off the old Butt. 😉
Came home sick from work and slept nearly four hours. I’m fighting a cold and plan to take tomorrow to rest some more. This one rode in with an unbelievably bad headache. Got pay/work issues happening, too, so things have been a little unsettling and stressful there.
I’m working so hard to get my writing career going—want to get back to that 3000 daily word count that gave me such a fulfilling sense of accomplishment. Plus, if I’m writing during the day, I’ll have more time for the hubby and kiddos in the evenings. As it is, I’m sure my kids think this laptop has been surgically attached.
Ask Rachel, I work like a fiend. She knows because it takes one to know one. 😉
Yes, I’ve had her name here a lot lately, but we’ve been working together a lot. She just finished critiquing seven of my chapters and I’m helping her with a new project. Love this work!!
But, on the writing front, things are hopping. I got up from that needed rest to find my first rejection from an agent. Since it’s been less than twenty-four hours since I submitted, I was surprised. But honestly, I felt the e-query was too full. I probably put the poor woman to sleep half way through the first page.
So, I pulled everything out and Rachel and I took a look at it. She agreed. It was too long. Sometimes, it does take fresh eyes to see a problem. She chopped. I chopped. The results are way better.
So, swamped with a new enthusiasm, I sent off another e-query and emailed a separate agent for submission specifics.
I did want to take a moment to say thanks to all the readers who are keeping up with the Snark. I see you in the stat pages even if you don’t comment. (I’m probably following you, as well…and I don’t always have time to comment either.) But, I do hope the glimpse into one writer’s plunge inspires and encourages you to try as well. J