I haven’t written in awhile! I’m sorry followers! I’ve been really busy, but here is a quick update on some things that are going on in my writing life.
I don’t know if I’ve mentioned this on here before or not, but I entered the NYC Short Story Challenge this year. I found out last week I made it to round 2! I was so excited. I turned in my second story last night at midnight, now I just have to wait another month to find out if I make it to round 3. Here’s hoping!
The agent I mentioned last time got back to me, and she didn’t feel like my story was right for her. At least I got past the query part, but I was sad it didn’t turn into anything more, but I’ll keep trucking along. I’m hoping this contest goes well. If I can make it to round 3 then I can include that in my query and it should tip a few hats in my favor, at least I hope so!
Amazon promoted my short story, Thirteen, a few weeks ago and I got an incredible response! Enough to make my story reach #20 in the Coming of Age category! Right under Mark Twain. That was flipping cool I have to say! I can also include this in my query.
I haven’t heard back from any agencies lately, so I think it’s time to send another batch out. I just wish I could get more feedback to find out exactly what I’m doing wrong or if I’m doing anything right!
I can only keep sending it out and trust in my writing and hope that the right person will come along eventually!
On a positive note, I’ve come up with a cool idea for a middle grade book. One that is short and sweet, but it might be easier to sell and would be a good stepping stone to selling my adventure series. I’m going to have to start working on this soon. I also want to write another short story to post on Amazon that’s been rattling around in my head for a long time now, so when I get some free time I hope to do that. And I’d love some free time to finish off some of my fanfiction stories!
There’s always so much to do and so little time! If only I could quit my day job and write full time. Maybe one day this will happen!
Thanks for listening and remember-Just Keep Writing!