Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NaNos and Partials and Crits, Oh My!

Not much to say about NaNo except that it has turned into NaNoNoWriNoMo. Say that five times fast. :) It's not NaNo's fault the story isn't working. I have too many non-writerly distractions right now. I'll get back to it later, after the craziness that is my life dies down. This is the kind of craziness that goes away, so I'm not just procrastinating. Seriously. Okay, so maybe a teensy bit. Don't tell.

In the good news arena, I got my first partial request this week. I'm trying not to get too worked up about it, but it is my first, off the first batch sent out with my shiny new query, so yeah. I can't help it. I'm totally freaking out. :) Woohoo!

And my friend and uber awesome crit buddy, Tere Kirkland, is in need of fresh beta eyes (preferably, still attached to living people) for her very cool YA Paranormal, EVANGELINE. If you're interested, head on over and give her a holler. You might as well follow while you're over there. Then you can say you were one of the first. :)

Sorry I've been so absent lately. I'm still trying to check in when I can, but my life really is all kinds of crazy right now. I hope you're all doing well, and I'd love to hear about your progress or good news or whatever you'd like to share.

Happy Wednesday! :D


  1. AHHH!! I am so excited for you, congrats on your partial request! You'll have to let us know how that goes! Thanks for the blog recommendation, I will have to check it out. And I hope you find time to work on your story. Life gets crazy, it's true!

  2. Woo-hoo! Yay, you! A nice validation to get a partial request. Best to you on that and don't sweat the NaNo, although it sounds like you're not anyway.

  3. Keeping my fingers crossed for you on all the queries you have out!

    And thanks so much for the shout out!

    You rule!

  4. Congrats! That's so exciting. I'll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  5. That's great! Good luck with your shiny new query! :)

  6. Congrats on the partial- I hope it turns into a request for representation! Yahoo!

  7. Yay for a partial! That's really exciting!

  8. Julie: Thank you!

    Tricia: Thanks! Yeah, NaNo is so far down on my priority list right now. :)

    Tere: Thanks! And no problem. Always glad to help a friend. :)

    Susan: Thank you!

    Caroline: Thanks!

    Jennifer: Thank you!

    Stephanie: Thanks! Trying not to read too much into it. :)

    Wendy: Thank you!

  9. Congrats on the partial! Ooh, I hope you hear back more good news soon. There's nothing like sending out a fresh batch of queries...

  10. Congrats on the partial! That is such a great feeling! Hope the agent loves it!

  11. A first partial request is huge! I'm so not there yet and applaud you for it & all it's glory!

    PS: I'm not doing NaNoWriMo either, I have way too much on my plate, too this month, but I'm still, you know, cramming in all the writing I can.

  12. EEEK!! :D CONGRATS! I have all of my fingers and toes crossed for you!

  13. Congrats on your partial request. Good luck!