Wednesday, July 23, 2014

And I'm Back in the Game...

I've officially started the process of plotting my second novel. Hold your applause, please. After a bit of a break, I am excited to get back into the swing of writing again. After recently finishing what I hoped would be the last revision of my first novel, I was a little fried, to be honest. I thought I'd spend some time in research mode: reading more books, learning more about the publishing industry and finding other writers out there who were in the same sort of "limbo" that I am.

(Side note: If you are one of them, please hit me up! I'm anxious to hear about your journey and if you are having any luck getting published!)

I've also been sending queries to literary agents. Searching for the right agent seems to be a full time job in and of itself, but I'm still hopeful that I will connect with an agent when the time is right.

Anyway, I decided to take a break from my "break" and get back into writing. :) I'm very excited about the premise of this one, so stay tuned!

I'm still putting in the time to do research and query, but I decided to take stress and anxiety out of the equation. Regardless of publication, my first novel will always be my baby and I don't think it hurts to let her (yep, she's a lady) take a breather after all the work she's been putting in lately.

Ultimately, I can't predict what's going to happen or how. All I can do is continue to put in the work. Lucky for me, the job is AWESOME.