Saturday, January 2, 2010

Officially back in the saddle again

Yep, I sent out my first small batch of queries around 1 o'clock last night (or technically morning). So much has changed since last year when I sent my very first queries. Thankfully, in a very good way.

1. My query is a 1000x better
2. My manuscript is a 1000x better
3. Wait, who even needs a third reason when you have a 1 and 2 like that?

Of course, this is only my opinion, only time will tell if the publishing world agrees. But for now I'm feeling great knowing I've made progress and that my work has improved. Is it perfect? No. Do we ever think our own work is perfection? Rarely. We're our own toughest critics, but the important thing is taking notice in the direction you're headed, and giving yourself a little pat on the back when it's the right way.

Now that I'm riding the query train again I'm bursting at the seams to get started on my new project. Once I get past the first few times of dropping my son off with complete strangers (that would be nursery school) I know I'm going to love the fours hours of uninterrupted writing time I'll gain each week.

Hello, 2010. I knew we were going to get along just fine.

7 comments:

Karen Amanda Hooper said...

Yay for more writing time! I think nursery school will a great experience. Think of all the new friends he'll meet. Happy new year and good luck on the query train! Choo-choooo! :)

Casse AKA Catholic Kittie said...

I know how nerve racking this can be and endless mail checking will began in a few weeks lol. I will be there again in a few mnths too. good luck. Casse

Rebecca L Sutton said...

LOL thanks for the support! You're right Karen, he will love nursery school. I think I just need to get over the shock of leaving him the first day. I feel like I'm the one starting my first day of school and I'm not even an over bearing mom!

Ah, Casse, you are so right on with the email checking thing. Thankfully I am in a much calmer place then I was last year when I sent my first queries so I won't be going AS crazy. Wish you the best on your journey when it begins. ; )

jessjordan said...

woohoo! Way to go and best of luck. I hope to be joining you on the query train early in 2010.

KATHY BRADEY said...

Good luck x 100. Try and keep busy so you don't wear out the refresh button on your email :)

Martha Flynn said...

You are on a ROLL!

Lizzy Mason said...

What a positive and inspiring post! Best of luck to you with your querying! (x1000 indeed!)

And Happy New Year!