Saturday, July 27, 2013

Editing and Querying and More Editing and Querying: A Mid-Year Review

Okay, so it's a bit past the middle of the year. I find myself in a contemplative state (those of you that know me are thinking "shocker!" in very sarcastic tones) about what I've accomplished so far this year, and what I want to finish up. I've not been blogging a whole lot this year, so here's a quick rundown of what I've been up to:

  • I changed my first book from third to first person and worked on a new beginning
  • I got into Pitch Wars with my third book, got some agent requests and sent out some queries
  • I wrote about a quarter of a new middle grade steampunk before stopping to work on edits on my third book based on feedback from the agents
  • Needed some space from my third book so rewrote my second book, changing my protag from a vampire to another supernatural being I created, since vamps are so oversaturated in the market now
  • Currently querying that and getting some agent nibbles
  • Now back to work on my third book, editing ferociously and without mercy
I kind of feel like I've been spinning in circles, but I think I'm finally making some progress. Once I finish edits on my third book, I'd like to finish up the first draft of the steampunk before the end of the year.

What has everyone else been up to? Have I missed anything important during my lack of regular blog hopping?