Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Waiting, Rushing, and Love Story

     While I was cleaning my bathrooms this morning (yuck- hate that), I came to a decision. The one good thing about cleaning is that it's so monotonous that it frees my mind up to think of other things. So I thought about the scene I'll be writing next, and also came up with an idea for the scene after.
     The decision I came to was this: stop querying. Not for ever of course. I usually stop mid-November until late January just because of the whole holiday season. But instead of sending out anymore, well, I'm not going to. Why? Well, I got an excellent critique back from an agent who had a partial. He gave me a lot of stuff to think about that I haven't gotten to yet because I've been concentrating on my WIP.
     Can I just say how awesome it is to get agent feedback? SO AWESOME!
     Anyway, I have a full out there as well that I'm waiting on, and in the chance that I get feedback off that as well, I think I'm just going to wait. That's what this whole business is about right? Waiting? Haha.
     So that's the plan. Smart? I think so. I have to constantly tell myself not to rush. This isn't a race. I may not be getting any younger (sniff), but now that I finally got what I wanted (agent feedback), I need to take the time to carefully consider all of it.
     On to the 30 Day Song Challenge, Day 8: A Song I Know All The Words To
     Um... all of them? Haha, kidding. But pretty much any song I like, I know all the words to. So to narrow it down, I thought of songs I like to sing along to. If I'm in the mood to sing, I usually put on Taylor Swift. I don't sound good singing along to her, but that doesn't stop me! Anyway, I picked one of my favorites of hers: Love Story. Enjoy! (FYI- the music video is awesome.)


  1. That's awesome you're getting agent feedback! And yeah, I've heard about the waiting game in publishing though I haven't gone through it yet. It seems agonizing.

  2. congrats on getting feedback! Hopefully we'll see your story on bookshelves sooner rather than later :-).

  3. I'm glad to hear you got some good feedback. I think waiting to query is a good decision. It'll give you more time to revise and for your WIP.

  4. There's four girls in my household and we CRANK the Taylor Swift all the time. Good idea on the waiting to query. I hope the break goes well.