Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Personal Update

Hey readers! The holiday season is in full swing and I don't know about you but I have been busy! I think life got crazy for us back in early October and hasn't let up since. It was around that time that my husband and I decided we were ready for a bigger house. We tried to buy a house in our neighborhood (which I love) but the seller was asking too much and not accepting any lower offers. I was bummed because I really wanted the house but then my husband said "Why don't we build?" and I said, "Okay. Why not?" On my birthday, October 16th, we started the paperwork to build our new home. And ever since then life has been insane!

As for my writing well let's see. DEFENSIVE GUN did pretty well with agents. I got 1 PR and 7 FR, three of which led to R&Rs and two I am still waiting to hear about. I really liked the agent notes on those R&Rs and have been incorporating the changes into my MS for the past month or so. I think DEFENSIVE GUN is much better and I can't wait until it's perfect and I can resubmit and start querying again! I've come into four amazing critique partners over the past few months as well and their input has been invaluable. All in all, my writing is getting stronger and I am optimistic that this MS will be the one. And if not? Well, that's ok because I have some ideas brewing that I am really excited about too!

As for reading books....well, things have been a lot slower on that front than I am used to. I re-read the Hunger Games series because, why not? I LOVE those books and Collins' writing inspires me. I've been doing a lot of reading for my critique partners and have started a bunch of popular YA books from my TBR pile but I haven't finished any of them. I've also picked up several books I thought looked good only to realize I'd already read them!! I guess when you read about 3 books a month for over 4 years that's bound to happen, right? 

So that about catches you up! Hope all is going well for you, my reader. Keep reading, keep writing and have a happy holiday season!