Friday, May 10, 2019

Is This Progress?

Hello, Everyone!

New York City is finally warming and moving out of the 40-50 degrees drizzly-slump. I enjoy those overcast days when I have no temptation to run out into the sun, instead of keeping my rump seated until my writing quota is met. I find that with so many distractions in my life if I can get the writing in first, I’m much more settled for the rest of the day.

Photo by me at the NYC Hudson River Park. 

I’m busy writing and rewriting book two of my canceled Middle Grade, Science Fantasy, while waiting to hear about an R&R and a couple full requests for my YA Historical Fantasy. I’ve also been sending out short story submissions. I have to keep all my plates spinning! I put another SFF draft on hold after about fifty pages when I received notes for the Revise & Resubmit.

The agent who sent the R&R, asked for another if I’m inclined to do so. She’s awesome, and gave me detailed notes on the first 60 pages! So – yeah, I’m eager and looking forward to tackling this R&R again, especially with her professional suggestions.
I originally drafted this story in Omni, (NaNoWriMo) then rewrote the tenses, and POV, and changed it again.

I’m nearing completion on a round of revisions for my MG novel, and once I send it off to beta-readers, I’ll jump back into my YA Historical, Fantasy edits. 

Sometimes I have to write a lot of wrongs before the right way exposes itself. At least I keep moving. Ha! Some distance helps find the humor in this relentless process.

Oh, and one other thing, the Publisher of THE UNMOVING SKYis closing. Another small press shutting its doors. I will get my rights back, but I’m so unsure of what to do next.  Considering this is my second fiasco with a publisher, I really, really, begging you, Universe, for a wonderful, compatible, hard working agent. A good agent will help protect you in this business.