Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Time is on my side....or not!


It's a b*tch just like its sister Change. But I have come to the conclusion that time is much friendlier when there's something worth waiting for. Like requests...of which I have a few pending. Yes...progress is a very good thing. I whould have hawked Rebel Heart as a historical romance a long time ago had I know this would be its reception! Of course, I'm not too sure where I fit into this genre, but we'll see. Maybe I'll re-define it or something. Just kidding...I think.

I should also note, I am immensely amused by this recent round of interest. Mostly because I dashed off my query in approximately fifteen minutes with no input from the writing communities I usually frequent. OK, so I did patch in parts of my old query, but I think this goes to show that sometimes authors can overly edit their work. I pratically beat my old query into submission before sending it off and apparently it showed. So for those of you working on your queries, go with your gut because it can pay off.

It's been nearly a week since I sent off the required materials for my last request and I haven't heard a peep. Some say that this is a bad thing. I prefer err on the side of caution and hope that agents have a system that they work. Of course, I have to admit that if something came across my desk that really excited me, I would probably drop what I was working on to read it. I'm trying not to think about that. Instead, I am stalking agents on Twitter; with little success, I might add.

So what you? How do you pass time when it seems to be crawling and can only be relieved by a decision that is out of your hands? I know I should be writing but I'm just too restless!


  1. Only a week? Hardly any time at all :) I know a lot of the success stories are "sent in full, got offer the next day" but I think a lot of agents have a system of first-in, first-out, or might read in somewhat random order. Don't try to game it--it will only stress you out :)

    I honestly do just keep writing. It's the only thing that helps!

  2. Write or if you can't do that, research your next book. Go to the library and get all you can about your chosen era. Possibly even start plotting out your next story. I see you have a few ideas. Work on those.

  3. Now is the time to catch up on your TBR pile, or all of those DVDs you haven't had time to watch! Kick back, relax, and have some you time.

    I've got an award for you over at my blog.