Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Tuesday Update

Yup, another Monday Update on Tuesday.  I couldn't help it this time, though!  There was blogfest awesomeness going on yesterday that could not be missed!

But I promise I will no longer keep you waiting.  In fact, I'm positive you guys find this stuff absolutely fascinating, right?  Right?  Yeah, that's what I thought.*

*note:  if you don't click on the link, my joke is horribly lost and therefore lame.  :(


No more news on this front.  I have not yet heard back from the four remaining agents.  I'm thinking about querying others, but haven't settled on who to go with next.


The block is gone!  Yay!  And now I'm writing like crazy again!  Sebastian and gang are still entertaining me greatly, though they keep telling me I have to go back and add more scenes.  All in good time, my dear characters, all in good time.  Oh by the way, have I mentioned there's going to be zombies in this book?  And dinosaurs?  How can you combine the two, you ask?  Oh you'll see.


Yeah, you know how I said my first book was going to be permanently shelved?  Um...apparently not.  To be honest, I haven't even really seriously thought about this book for years, but the other night I kind of asked myself what it would be like if I turned it into YA.  I'll tell you what it will be like--awesome.

ToM is going to be my fun writing project.  I'm not going to be going about it too heavily while writing H&G (maybe during blocks or extra time that magically appears).  I worked on it for too many years to let it take over my life again.  However, once H&G is done (i.e. perfectly polished)...yup, awesomeness!

So, how about you dear readers?  How are your WIPs, submissions, edits, etc. coming along?  

By the way!  Ishta Mercurio is this week's guest blogger for GWA!  


  1. Congrats on your progress! I'm glad things are going well. I'm hoping to finish my own first draft by next week. Yay!

  2. I always take it as a promising sign when I don't hear back right away on my queries. I'm glad to hear your past your block on H&G, and changing your first novel completely sounds like a great way to get out of the old and into the new.

    I was hit by a bolt of inspiration on Friday for a new book that I'm soooo excited about. I'm chomping at the bit to get started, but trying to get to know my characters a little better before I dive in.

  3. Congrats on making more progress with your writing! That's awesome.

  4. I'm doing okay. I haven't had the time to sit and do much "actual" writing. I have been writing the scenes out. I just need some sit down time to flesh 'em out. And then prepping for NaNo!! Woohoo!

  5. I'm so glad to hear that your block is gone. And it's fun to take out old projects and rework them, isn't it? It shows us how much we've grown through this learning curve or writing.

    I'm feeling a lot more motivated about stuff recently so I'm heavy into revision. Made a new list of what I need to do today. Lists definitely help.


  6. Sounds like things are swimming right along! Congrats & keep it up :)

  7. The joke was neither lost nor lame. I happened to enjoy it :-)

    As for combining zombies and dinosaurs, I can't begin to imagine it, but the fact that you can has me beyond intrigued. Keep us updated!

  8. Fingers crossed for Elemental. And way to go on your other stories. Keep chugging along. I'm slacking, but I'm currently focusing on a version of Red Riding Hood. I'm about 1100 words into it so far.

  9. Congrats on getting past the block!

    I also just emerged from one. Any you know what? It makes me appreciate the times I write well...

    Good luck with Elemental :-)


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