Friday, January 11, 2013

It's Been A While, No, I'm Not Undead Yet!

Hello everyone!  It has been a while since I have posted.  I only came to realize this a few days ago.  And I asked myself, "Why has it been over a month since you posted"?  And I thought about what I have been up to these last six weeks, and thought, "Well it isn't for lack of effort!"

So this is what I have been up to.  First off, I started a very intensive screenwriting program.  This program has been super intense and I have been working daily on the script.  It has been hard for me especially in the last 3 weeks because we have been working on the one thing I dread most.  Outlining.  I hate outlining.  I am a discovery writer.  I have an idea, I write it down with the main points, and then I go.  But in this class I am outlining every scene of my script. 

Second, I wrote a query letter for agents.  It has gone through a ton of revisions since I started it back in November.  And only yesterday I finished it to where I think it is good.  Not great, but good.  So I have been submitting my queries for the last six weeks.

Third, well, let's be honest, it was the holidays.  My kids had a break from homeschooling for 3 weeks, so I took advantage of that down time for the first time in my life.  I actually did nothing for two whole weeks but play WoW.  The other week was the week before Christmas and I worked frantically to finish Christmas presents.  Including 12 pairs of PJ pants, a dress, a skirt, a bag, an apron and goodies.

Lastly, I have been so focused on getting the query done, synopsis for Dead Awakenings done.  Working on a new idea I have for a book series, and fighting my carpal tunnel, that I just plain forgot.

But, I'm back and ready to move forward.

Happy New Year!