Wednesday, June 10, 2009

WIP Wednesday: So Close

I’ve been a bit of a slacker lately when it comes to my blog. Well, and a few other things. When school lets out, things have a tendency to get a little wrong side out and backward around here. That and I’ve really been focusing on getting my WIP ready to query.

I have some pretty awesome critters that made some really great suggestions, leading to a major overhaul of my manuscript. Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve eliminated a chapter and three characters, rearranged a few scenes to help with pacing, and chopped over 5,000 words--making the total number of words chopped over 27,000. Wow. That’s kind of painful when I add it all up. But things are definitely moving forward on that front.

Now I’m working on polishing up my query letter and making sure my manuscript is super shiny. I should be querying by the end of the month, which is a little nauseating, when I really think about it.

Also, I have to say that I’ve been very pleased with all the lists posted on Agent Kristin Nelson’s blog lately. Nothing resembling mine has been listed, so I’m hoping that’s a good sign that what I have is unique and fresh enough that I actually have a chance. I’ll consider anything to keep myself moving forward--delusional or otherwise. :)

So, how are things moving along for you? Moving forward? Moving backward? Going crazy from all the rewriting/revising?


  1. Man, you are inspiring me, and making me feel like a slacker at the same time! I'm working on my revisions, but much more slowly than you are.

    You are a rockstar! :) Let me know if you'd like another eye on that query letter. Always happy to help!

    This is so exciting that you're almost ready to dive into the Query Pool :D.

  2. Thanks, Becca. I'll let you know. :)

  3. Luck with your query! Everything's moving forward from this corner of the world. :D

  4. I love how you seized on something whether it's "delusional" or not. That is sooo me! Good luck querying!