Ahh, finally, after two hours I have finally caught up on my blogs. I have no idea what I would do without Google Reader. I subscribe to some fifty blogs (I know many of you will shake your head and say, I subscribe to wayyy more than that)! I can't get over how connected I feel to the writers community out there since starting my blog and I am continuously blown away by how many amazing writers there are out there. Blog on fellow writers!
In other news, I officially started writing my first query for Rupert. Yesterday morning, I fired up the computer, bit my nails, and took out my trusty Notebook of Ideas. I flipped to Rupert's section and began taking notes. I started with Nathan Bransford's blog, headed on over to Rachelle Gardner's blog, and scoured their sites for any and all resources they had on writing a query. What I found, is that queries look easy, but really aren't. I wrote a first draft after researching, shut my notebook and haven't opened it again.
Why am I so hesitant to keep working on my query? Mostly because it's not that much fun to write. I would much rather work on my new WIP. Don't worry folks, I wouldn't be a writer if I wasn't prepared for through the not fun stuff too. My big plan is to construct as good a first query as I can in the coming days, possibly post it here, or else send it to my CP's to see what they think.
Lastly, I'm going on vacation and GET TO SEE MY FAMILY!!! Cale and I leave for Phoenix Thursday morning and will meet up with my Mom, Dad, sister, and future brother-in-law. That's right, my sister got engaged!!!!! Chris is pretty awesome and I am super excited for him to officially be family.
We'll be visiting some of our best family friends and my god-father. Want to know how excited I am to see everyone? I'm so excited, I packed three weeks ago. Yup, three weeks ago.
I'm 10,000 words into my new WIP and am looking forward to working on it more when I have spare time this coming week. Rupert is finished and is being critiqued again. (If anyone is looking for a critique partner, I would LOVE to read/edit whatever you have if you are interested in checking out Rupert. It's ended up at about 23k).