Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Five

1. Today I'm off to the local SCBWI Conference. I'm having a critique done in about an hour and I'n excited and nervous. I'm super excited to go the entire conference. It's nice because I still get to come home every night and sleep in my own bed, which really does make a difference to me.

2. I had Rob look over my query which I've reworked again, and again, and again. And i think he managed to make some very good changes. But I did have to edit it down some. Rob is an excellent writer. He has always been praised for his work whether fiction or otherwise and has been offered jobs for his writing. I'd love to see him write one of the books he keeps talking about.

3. So today I did my hair, painted my toe nails and put on my make up. Generally I disdain from doing such things. Too much time spent on it, but today and this weekend, I'm putting my best face forward. I'm dressing professionally and figure that my hair and face should match. Plus I'm wearing high heeled open toed shoes, got to have nice toe nails.

4. I've completely plotted out my rewrites to the plot, which were helped along by the new query letter and I think I can have them done next week. Then I'll start querying in earnest. For real, I'm not putting it off anymore, because I'll have done everything I possibly can to improve my novel.

5. Next week, I'm going to get into a great routine (which is being started with this conference and how early I have to get up to get there). This means I'll exercise every day and get a lot of writing done. This is really the catalyst I need to get a solid routine going.

Happy Writing!


Jessie Oliveros said...

I'm excited to hear that you are going to start querying your book soon! I'm excited to read about the journey.

Rebecca L Sutton said...

Have a great time! I'm excited to hear how the critique goes. I really need to join so I can start going to conferences and meeting fellow writers in person.

Best of luck with all of that and the query. I look forward to a recap. ; )

Patti said...

Good luck at the conference and the open toed shoes.

Good luck with the query as well. I'm hoping to be joining you by mid-October

L.T. Elliot said...

Have a great time at the conference! I'm glad to hear that you're going to query in earnest soon. You're a great writer and I can't wait to see your name in print!