It's Halloween, but my excitement comes from the unknown territory I'm heading into on a few different dimensions.
I sent out my first two query letters for Winter Yield and soon will contact eight more agents who've expressed interest at conferences over the years. I'm ready for my first rejections.
Tomorrow is the first day of my first NaNoWriMo, in which I will see if I can write 50,000 words in a month. I have a contemporary, middle grade (new genre!) novel plotted out. Last time I just pantsed the first draft, then spent five years reverse-engineering it into a story that other people believed and found interesting enough to read. I don't know for sure if it will kill the writing magic, but this is my experiment to see if I can forward-engineer the process (and subsequently have something done much quicker).
It's all exhilaration and the luxury of dreaming, right now. I'll try to check in frequently!
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