I know I've been a little erratic with posting new blogs, but that's because I've been super busy doing what I have to do to get published. Writing. Finishing the book. Sending the partial to the editor in England.
I'm nervous about it. Won't lie. Can't stand the idea of another "close, but no cigar" call or letter. But that's the nature of the beast. I can't worry about it right now. It's in her hands and now I wait.
You all must know by now that I'm not the most patient person in the world. Whenever I say that to my critique partner Pam Montovani she says, "You think?" Seriously I hate waiting. But this industry means you have to wait a lot.
So what's an impatient and nervous writer supposed to do? Well, I cleaned house. Heck, I've got company coming over for Thanksgiving. I need to clean the house because when I'm in writerly mode, nothing gets down but dinner and triage counter wipe downs. Oh, and laundry but I digress.
I'm sort of between books. I have to revise the full again, but there's no point in stressing about it unless the editor wants to see it. So in the meantime, I've been brainstorming a new story. She's a sculptor and he's a King of an imaginary country. There's all kinds of fun stuff happening and I'm enjoying the discovery phase of this story. Stay tuned for the details on my blog and....
On my website!!! I have a website!! I am so excited. It's not fancy. But it's just right for me where I am in my career. It's only the main page with links to this blog, my Facebook page and Twitter. There's also a contact link, too. I really love the colors, the design, the overall professional look of it. And the best part is I can always build on it as my career grows.
You can see my new website here. One day instead of my unpublished book blurbs, I'll have real books on there. I know it. One way or another, I will be published. I have a plan. I am being patient. I am getting my launch pad ready for take off.
So now you know my news. I'm nervously waiting to hear back from the editor about my partial, I have a new story brewing (which means I will attain my goal of writing two new category length books by the end of the year!), and I have a new website.
That's a lot to be grateful for and I am very thankful.