For me, writing is definitely an exercise in patience.
In the past few years, I have done a lot of things. I’ve taught 20+ college classes. I’ve gardened, crafted, and read lots of books. I’ve spent time with family and friends and have raised my son from infant to preschooler.
I also wrote a novel.
Sometimes I wish I could add an “s” to the end of that last word. It would be so satisfying to say that I’d written multiple novels in that time. And I have done more than work on one novel. I also wrote a first draft of a MG novel, outlined another YA, and finished my first PB. But really, the vast majority of my writing time has been spent on one novel.
I hope and believe that it was time well spent.
DESCENDED FROM FATE will be arriving in agents’ inboxes very soon (well, the query will at least). Now I have to give up control and allow others to decide what happens next. But no matter what, I know I’ve made huge strides in my writing from the time I began this project to where I am now.
So, I’m excited to take this next step of querying and I’m thrilled to throw myself into my new YA contemporary set in England. I’m still crossing my fingers that writing this next book will be enough justification to spend some time in London “researching”!
|Not all of the drafts...but quite a few!|
Here’s to the future!