August 18 2012

Report from the Trenches — Week Ending 8/18/12

First up, I turn 40 today. I woke up wondering if the internal switch had been thrown that would cause everything to start falling apart. Everything seemed to be in working order, however, so I got up and went to my usual Saturday taekwondo workout. It felt good. I told friends my goal was to enter my 40s in better shape than I was in my 20s. What I haven’t told anyone is that this is not that hard to accomplish.

So, there’s that.

I rather timidly dipped my toe into query-land this week. Sent two e-mails off to agents who only wanted query letters (I’m still tweaking the synopsis, which is a royal pain in the ass).

I had one form rejection by the end of the week, so I can now check that rite of passage off my list.

The synopsis should be in good shape by the end of the weekend. Round two of agent hunting begins Monday. Wish me luck.

I began work on a new YA steampunk novel. I thought I’d be working on the Seraph sequel, but this story’s been burning bright in my brain for months now, and it needs to go down on paper. Seriously, it keeps me up at night, nagging me to forego sleep and write more. If I didn’t have Clark Kent duties that paid the bills, I might, too.

That’s all for now. I’m gonna go get my 40-year-old body worked over at the Japanese spa.

Week ending 8/18/12

  • Agents queried: 2
  • Form rejections: 1
  • Word count on the new book: 5500

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