Happy Sunday! And welcome to new followers and fellow crusaders! I'm looking forward to getting to know all of you better over these next few months. Currently, there's a crusader challenge happening, but unfortunately I haven't had a chance to participate. It kinda snuck up on me. But pop over to Rach Writes for all the deets and check out those who are participating.
I did a little blog redecorating... getting ready for Spring. I am so ready. The weather here in FLA has been outstanding and I can hardly wait for the first beach trip of the year. In the spirit of Spring and some much needed beach time, I thought some bright colors were in order.
So, right now I'm riding the query roller coaster. You know, ups and downs, twists and turns. It's such a strange place to be. I'm getting requests and rejections almost simultaneously. If you write YA, check out the Agent Mailbox forum on YALitChat. I've had some requests through there, and the personalized attention you get toward your query is fantastic. It's a great place to meet other YA writers, and the peeps there are so genuinely nice and helpful.
One thing I've learned for sure about the query process: it's good to keep a momentum and stay on course. I try to get out one or more queries each day through Query Tracker, and I've already started my "story bible" for my next project. I think it's important to start work on your next story asap, instead of putting all your eggs in one basket. I tend to transport my heart and soul into my new projects, which helps when I receive rejections on the older ones.
So that's where I'm at. Anyone else riding the query roller coaster right now? If not, where are you on your journey?
BTW one thing that always cheers me up from rejection doldrums, is watching Napoleon Dynamite. Don't believe me? Try it some time when you're down in the dumps. The effects are surprising. ;) Happy Sunday!