Thursday, May 6, 2010

Work In Progress Update: Home Stretch



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I'm at 57,000 words in my WIP, Desert Nomad, and I feel like I'm in the homestretch! I started writing it in November, and last month I wrote 20K, so if I keep up with my word count goal, I'll be done at the end of this month. I have the outline for the rest of the chapters all planned out, and now it's just a matter of finishing it.

I went on Query Tracker today and did a search for agents representing Science Fiction and Romance, which I think is the best fit for Space Opera and there was quite a few of them listed! Just doing the search made me excited. This will be the fourth book I'll query. I did get full requests on the other three, but no takers. Maybe this one will be it!

24 comments:

Carolina Valdez Miller said...

Crossing my fingers for you. Good luck as you race to the finish!

Lindsey Duncan said...

Thanks for that link, Aubrie! I've built up my own list over time, but I'm sure I've missed agents that might be good bets.

And best of luck, too.

Alexandra Crocodile said...

I'm also crossing my fingers for you! Good luck:)

Cherie Reich said...

Good luck! *crosses fingers* I know you'll be able to do it. :)

Creepy Query Girl said...

I really hope so! Congrats on reaching the home stretch! I love that feeling.

Jaydee Morgan said...

Woo hoo - here's hoping it all goes smooth to the finish. And, wishing you lots of luck - may this time be the time!!

Alexandra Shostak said...

Wohoo! Home stretch! 20k words in a month is fantastic, I'm sure you'll finish, soon. I'm about to re-query my 3rd novel (I sent out a couple for it but soon realized it needed some changes before really trying.) So we should make a club of people who have queried more than one novel :-P

Theresa Milstein said...

That's so exciting! I can't wait to hear what happens next. Feel free to send me an e-mail with anything new.

Carol Kilgore said...

Crossing everything for you. I hope this is the one!

Beth Caudill said...

QueryTracker is on my list to hit before Nationals in July. Getting nervous.

Jackee said...

How exciting! Congrats, Aubrie! And BTW, you have an award over at my blog. :o)

Shelley Sly said...

Best of luck! Keep up the great pace -- it'll feel amazing when you're finished!

Dawn Hullender said...

Best of luck Dahling, :D I'm sure they'll snap it up in no time.

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

I wish you success! Good luck.

Christi Goddard said...

Good luck, chickadee! A good space opera is just the ticket in the river of today's current fiction offerings, methinks.

Shannon said...

You can do it! Just keep plugging.

India Drummond said...

Congratulations! GOt my fingers crossed for you as you cross the finish line!

Southpaw said...

Ooo, exciting.

So, I started this post 3 hours ago and got distracted...hum.

Keeping my fingers crossed for you.

Lola Sharp said...

CONGRATS on the word count!!

Sending you all kinds of good luck vibes. :)

Happy Weekend!
Love,
Lola

Talli Roland said...

Yay for getting close to the finishing line! Fingers crossed for you. Happy writing!

Angie said...

Great joh, Aubrie. That's really awesome.

empire76 said...

Aubrie, great progress. I'm so jealous cos all I've done over the past several weeks is less than 2000 words. In my defence, I've been doing revisions, but still ...

Good luck with the agent search. Let us know what happens

Empi

Sandra Cox said...

Hi Aubrie,
I've nominated you for a blogger award:)
For details go to downtownya.blogspot.com
Hope all is well.
Sandra

Lisa Rusczyk said...

Congrats and Goood Luuuuccckkkk!