I have begun that terrifying journey called querying. After a hundred versions – I could have written a novel in that many words – I have a query that embraces the heart of my story. It’s time to send Anchoring the Rain out into the world.
To distract myself from the sensation that my guts are slinking under the nearest carpet, I’ve started a new project, plotting a novel currently called Iron Core. I’m also working on deep revisions in Wizard’s Route. I’d written it as two books, but the story line became too weak. So I cut 80,000 words and combined several characters. Now I’m creating new transitions and hunting for scenes that no longer make sense or are out of order.
I must admit, I enjoy editing almost as much as writing, but I adore plotting.
Happy writing, y’all!
Good luck with the querying. I had started a week ago, landed several rejections, and won a 10 page crit by an agent. Apparently my begining is "decent," which mean I have to revise it again. ;)ReplyDelete
Good luck with the querying. :D
Good luck Deb! I'm so proud of you for taking the leap! :)ReplyDelete
Angela @ the Bookshelf Muse
Good luck Deb! I'm sure all that hard work is about to pay off :)ReplyDelete
Congrats on winning the crit, Stina, and hugs on your revisions. I hope the crit gave you good insights to work with.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Angela! I really do feel like I'm leaping off a cliff. Where's my bungee cords? ;)
Thanks, Danielle! I do hope you're right. :)
Welcome back!! I'm with you on the querying deal. Good luck!!ReplyDelete
Hi Deb..love the title of all your books. Good luck with your querying.ReplyDelete
Welcome back, Deb! And I LOVE seeing this bit of you on your blog! I say go with it.ReplyDelete
I adore plotting too. It's so hard though. So hard!
Good luck, Deb!!!! You've got a great story!!ReplyDelete
Hi Elizabeth! Thanks - I need all the luck I can get. ;-)ReplyDelete
Hi Rachna! Thanks! I do have fun with titles.
LOL, Lydia! It's hard for me to put bits of myself on the web. I'd much rather go plot. :-D
Thanks, Laura! Keeping my fingers crossed.
Good luck, Deb, I know you'll do great. Fingers crossed for you! :DReplyDelete
Thanks, Brenda! Wishing you luck with your edits.ReplyDelete
Hello Deb! New follower here, and all the very best with your querying. I also adore plotting. I rub my hands with glee at plotting! Also love historical research - have to remember to pull myself away from it at times unless I get carried away.ReplyDelete
Hi Jayne! Thanks for following! We sound a lot alike - I spent much of last night researching a detail for my outline. LOL!ReplyDelete
Good luck with everything Deb! And enjoy this plotting journey. Sounds like a cat stalking its prey, which makes me imagine you sneaking up on your novels, leaping out at them and scrambling their characters and plot lines. Take that, and that! :)ReplyDelete
Hi Sylvia! LOL! That's a LOT like how it feels, too. But like my old cat, I'm a blind plotter and must feel around for my prey. ;-)ReplyDelete
Hip hip hurray! Good for you on getting to the query stage. It is such a big step!ReplyDelete
Thanks, Angela! It feels a bit like walking off a cliff. ;-)ReplyDelete