Tuesday, March 31, 2009

March Update

I will soon be busy writing (for a living) again. After a self-imposed hiatus from article-writing, I have an interview to do this week and an article due next week. I'm also ready to get to some serious editing on my book. Now that I have let it sit without looking at it for a few weeks, I should be able to go over it a little more objectively. With an SCBWI conference coming up in May, I need to get the first 50 pages in great shape for the paid critique that is due in April. I am also spending the first part of this week editing a manuscript for one of my online critique group members. Due tomorrow--back to work!!

Monday, March 2, 2009

A Finished Book!!

I can't believe I have not updated my blog to celebrate the fact that I finished my book!! I actually finished a couple of weeks ago. I guess I was too busy spending a week in San Antonio and just relaxing to do any more writing--even blog writing!

I have begun to receive comments from my online critique group. I will spend the next few days going over their comments and responding. I hope to choose one agent to go ahead and submit to later this week. Then I will set the book aside for a few weeks before going back to really edit. That will give me a little perspective.

I know there is work that needs to be done on it, but overall, I am very happy with it and excited about it's future--and mine!