Are the holidays finally over? Can I go back to querying agents without said agents going “Don’t you have family that you want to see this time of year?” Great!
Let’s start off the New Year with the usual questions for someone you haven’t seen over the holidays. How were your Holidays? Did you get to spend a lot of time with your friends and family? Get everything done that you wanted to? Mine were fine. I twisted my ankle Thanksgiving Night falling off the arm of the sofa. (FYI, it turns out sitting cross-legged on the arm of a sofa right by the credenza is a bad thing.) I gave myself a concussion on the doorframe of my Explorer. (There were too many packages in my arms for me to remember to duck before putting said packages in the Explorer.) Oh, and a nice bruise from my eyebrow to my hairline. Luckily, I had makeup in my house from some event back in April. Three days after Christmas I broke my foot when a bottle of rootbeer jumped out of the fridge and landed on the arch of my foot. (Luckily, the bottle didn’t break, so I didn’t have to clean up glass on top of everything else.)
Let it not be said I spent my break hurting myself. I did manage to write a few short stories that I ran on the blog. I found a beta reader. I decided that it would be a great idea to revise SWEET SIXTEEN; again. I happened upon a blog post on how to write a query letter that made me go “Ah, that’s what agents want in a query letter. Why did I waste money on those books that confused me?” I revised a short story I want to submit to a contest. I got three people to participate in my Holiday Short Stories.
All in all I think I had a pretty productive Holidays and Vacation. I am refreshed and ready to get back to blogging. Hopefully, y’all are ready to read my posts again. Oh, and let’s hope this year I find an agent! Fingers crossed, and lots of work ahead.
Happy New Year’s, Everyone!