Seriously, I don’t think a day goes by in which I think I should write something in the space here, but with all of the other projects I’m working on right now, as well as life, I just never seem to find the time.
But I want to, I really do. And someday soon, I believe, I will have the time again to write here much more regularly. However, I wanted to put out a tiny little update, seeing as it’s been a month since I last wrote here.
Still working on the finding representation stuff right now. I haven’t really gotten too much out of it yet, although I have been moving very slowly on the queries. I have had someone in possession of my manuscript for about a month now, so I would assume I’ll hear his thoughts relatively soon, which I’m excited for. Sure, I don’t really expect much, due to my need to be as pessimistic as possible to avoid dashed hopes, but I am excited for the possibility of getting a fresh (non-biased) perspective on the book. There has been a lot of changes to the novel since the last time I had an agent read through it, so seeing if at least some of those issues are resolved would be wonderful. If they are still there. . . well. . . then I don’t know what I’ll have to do.
All the same, I’m ready to do another big ol’ rewrite if I get some good notes, and good notes are what I’m looking for, even if they are negatives.
So, that’s where the book is at the moment, sitting in limbo, waiting to hear back from a few people, and sending out queries to a few more, and hoping to start getting some forward momentum on this deal again so I can see the day when I can finally consider this book complete and move full force into the two other books I’ve got started. That’s right, TWO! Obviously the second in the Defenders Saga is moving along pretty smoothly, I’ve got most of it outlined now. It’s wonderful to have the world already created and characters that are already fairly strongly developed. It makes it easier to just get down to the story telling.
The other is another idea that’s been sitting in my mind for way too long, once again somewhere around the decade mark. I don’t want to reveal too much about it yet, as I’m still working on the history of this world, which is much more detail oriented than Buddy’s world, but let’s just say I’m working on something I like to consider historical fiction of the future. It’s a bit of an attempt to be prophetic, while telling a good story, with events based in a possible version of the near future. And that description makes it sound a little science-fiction-y, but I promise you, it’s not.
Anyways, that’s the update for now. Hope to start writing on here again soon. And Happy Halloween!