Getting Back in the Swing of Things, Writing Things, That Is

I’ve decided to stop p***y-footing around.  And I use the asterisks because I hate that word, but I can’t deny that that is exactly what I’ve been doing with my writing lately.  It is time for me to really try to get an agent.  No more feeling sorry for myself because query writing sucks (which it does, btw).

For the rest of this month, if I’m not working on wedding stuff or actually at work, I’m going to be revising Twenty-Five again, working on my query letter, and researching new agents to query.  A friend of mine from TNBW thinks I have a good shot with British agents, so I’m going to add a bunch to my list.  I’m not giving up on getting an agent for Twenty-Five until I’ve exhausted every single possible agent out there.

Beginning in May I’ll be sending out all of those queries, and since sending out queries really doesn’t take that much time, I’ll be devoting the rest of my free time to writing.  Because I need to finish The Death Effect.  Anytime I read portions of TDE, I love it, but I very rarely work on it.  I’m going to finish it.  I am determined that Twenty-Five will not be a fluke, I will finish another book!  I will, I will, I will!

Your job, my lovely readers, is to hold me accountable.  I am really going to need your help.  If I haven’t posted in a couple of days, leave me a comment or send me an email asking for an update- even if you don’t care for an update.  I need motivation, I need goals and deadlines.  My goal is to have sent at least 50 query letters by the end of May and at least 60k words of TDE.  Since I’ve already sent 18 query letters that means I have to send 32 letters, and since TDE is already at 28,535 words, I only have to write 31,465 words.  Now if I can just forget that it took me five months to write the 28k words I already have, then maybe that 31k won’t seem so daunting…

Think positively, Rach.  You can do it.  You can do it.

6 thoughts on “Getting Back in the Swing of Things, Writing Things, That Is

  1. Agrh- I know what you mean by query writing and I couldn’t agree more- it sucks! But it’s great that you’re not giving up on your novel and trying every possible option- I’m rooting for you and I truly have faith in you- with your attitude I know you will find the right agent to work on your book. 32 or 52, it doesn’t really matter, you will find your agent when you will find your agent and it’ll only go north from there! Just be sure to keep us updated 🙂
    Stay positive and best of luck! You can do this!

  2. Rachel,

    I am so impressed by the goals that you have set for yourself! You’ve inspired me to set some goals for myself and really work toward them. Like you, I am trying to get back into the swing of things. It’s never easy, is it? But as Beth and Lua have said: you can do it! I’ll be looking forward to your updates.

    All the best,
    C

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