Thursday, August 2, 2012

Writing Update:Waiting on Submissions! Yikes!

I had a great month for July. Two cover reveals, two submissions- the second book in my Paradise Reclaimed series, and the proposal for the contemporary romance to Entangled Publishing, and a few more requests for fulls for my YA sci fi book! I also read through about 50 queries for my agent, which helped my own writing become sharper. Best of all, I made my word count goal:

Word count for the month: 30,866

*happy dance* 1k a day for 365 days is really working and paying off. At the end of the year, I'll have 4-5 books worth of writing.

Also, I just found out you can preorder the paperback for Colonization at Barnes and Noble for only $9.44- on sale!

Now, the biggest writing month is ahead of me. I'm going to finish my contemporary romance-due mid month- and my fantasy romance-due the end of the month- in the same month. I have a good two and a half weeks off, so I'm planning on turning that time into productive writing time.

And I'm checking my email constantly for answers to those full requests. I have some big publishers interested, and I'm just waiting for one to bite. I keep thinking-this is going to be the one! I'll definitely keep you updated on the whole process. If you'd like to know the details- just email me off the blog and I'll let you know. 

So, what's going on for you? Anyone interested in having me look at their query? (First person to say yes gets a free query lookie.)


Kyra Lennon said...

Yay for having so much great news! I hope you get more from those who asked for full requests!

Unknown said...

Fingers crossed for you!!

Angela Brown said...

So much progress! That is wonderful. Wishing you the best with all you pursue. I wish I had a query ready. I would jump at this offer :-)

Cherie Reich said...

Such great news, and I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you about the submissions.

Beth Caudill said...

Congrats on the great news.

I'm waiting for a response on a fantasy with romantic elements I submitted to Entangled Publishing for their short story line.

August is going to be challenging. I've got a vacation planned for middle of the month. And I'm going to start homeschooling my oldest this year. I'm not sure what my writing time is going to look like.

My plan is to have a fantasy romance novella rewritten and self-published in October and the second in my erotic paranormal horror series self-published in November.

I hope you hear good news on your submissions soon.

Nicole Zoltack said...

Congrats on your progress! You're gonna be such a busy woman this month. I know you can do it! *fingers crossed*

Wish I got here sooner - I would love for you to take a look at my query.

Amy Jarecki said...

Wow, it sounds like things are really coming together for you! Congrats!

Arlee Bird said...

You sound like you're on a roll. Wishing you great success!

Tossing It Out

Christine Rains said...

Woo-hoo! You're having such a great summer. You're a busy writer! I'm wishing you all the luck.

DMS said...

Wow! It sounds like things are going very well for you. Congrats on making your word count goal! That is awesome. I am keeping my fingers crossed for you!

I am working with my agent and hoping that a publisher will bite. :)

Congrats on your great news and happy writing.