Happy Friday Eve, Aledans! Saturday is the Festival of Aleda (otherwise known as Imbolc or Groundhog Day) so I plan to put up a Fie Eoin Friday tomorrow to celebrate. Maybe the full horse scene? That happens the day after the Festival, and we’ve already seen a sneak peak. Or maybe a cut Loria scene, since she doesn’t make it to the Festival anymore. I guess it will be a surprise tomorrow *grins*
After two weeks of big talk regarding queries, I finally did it. I finally sent a query out! I kept struggling to re-write the query with my flu-brain, so I didn’t quite make my Monday deadline. I re-wrote it a few times on Monday, sent it to my critters, and got a whole bunch of “this is good, but…” so I re-wrote it again on Tuesday morning. And it flowed. It was the easiest draft of a query I’ve ever written, and when I sent it to my critters they all said “YES!!!” with many caps and exclamations 😀 Can’t beat that, so I pulled up my big girl panties and sent the query off to my dream agent (no, I’m not telling who ;P), fully expecting to wait a couple weeks and get a no.
So I sent off my partial and now I’m getting the info ready for the other agents I’m going to query so I can send off a few more. No putting all your eggs in one basket, right?
I also got Apollo back from Adriana, and it’s nice and bloody as expected. She picked out the weak spots, so once I get some critiquing done that I’ve promised my friends I’ll be diving into the re-write. You can expect “Fie Eoin Fridays” to become “Apollo and Daphne Fridays” for a while 🙂
I’m still suffering from a lingering flu cough, so I haven’t been able to do yoga in two weeks, but I’ve been pretty successful at cutting down on the wine. I also finally bought a blood pressure cuff so I can take my blood pressure at home like the doctor asked. And he was right: LOW. Low low low! I can’t get my blood pressure above 100/70 to save my life (120/80 is normal), and it’s usually somewhere around 90/60. I even ate half a box of salty cheddar bunnies and drank a few glasses of wine last night and I still couldn’t get it above 100/70. I need more salt, more fat, and more alcohol, apparently 😉
Have a wonderful Festival of Aleda this weekend, and I hope to see you back here tomorrow for a little taste of The Nameless Warrior.