Still on hiatus…
Well, the betas are off! For those of you who don’t know what betas are, they’re readers who take on the challenge of reading over your manuscript before its published to catch any glaring errors/plot holes etc. They’re invaluable to a writer and I’m grateful for each and every one of them. After they come back in, during which I’m taking a three week break, I will spit and polish it some more.
Meanwhile, I’m going to be catching up on my housework, writing short stories, and enjoying life in general. Oh, and getting those notes and lists of agents out and going over them again, to select possibilities. Each one has something unique to offer and I want to be sure to get one compatible with me. I’ve heard horror stories about bad relationships so I’m praying to avoid that. I’ve been doing my research for a while and just need to brush up on their rules/submission guidelines.
I’ve already picked out my next story and have the reverse outlines, notes, character sketches & photos, all set to go. Plus I’ll be editing a second book on the side. It’s going to be a merry-go-round but I think I can handle it. Besides, have to gear up for the day when I’ll have deadlines to adhere to. So it’s off to cleaning my desk off to get it ready for future endeavors, while retaining what I need of the story for when the betas come back.
So how about you? Where are you at in your work-in-progress? Are you querying? Starting a fresh project?