Ok, I confess: I have a bit of a wine hangover as well. I stayed up late last night watching the WriteOnCon videos since I couldn’t watch them at work. Lots of good info there, especially the pitch sessions. Overall WOC was a pretty excellent time for me. I made a couple new friends (Hi @EpicEmmy and @RachelAnneMarks!), got some great feedback on NAMELESS and APOLLO (if you’re interested, you can read the first five pages of NAMELESS and APOLLO on the forums), and I was even Ninja-ed! Ninja Agent Stripes had good things to say about my NAMELESS query, so although I didn’t get a request I did get a big smile on my face 🙂
And to top it off, I got a partial request from the last #pitmad! Someone read the first ten pages of NAMELESS and wants to read more. Not bad after my freakout two weeks ago, huh?
I also realized it’s exactly one month until the #PonyFest13 announcement! It’s going to be huge this year – I have a whole cartload of books by pony people and Kalavista will be back to make the winning custom. I’m even going to have runner-up prizes this year. Stay tuned.
So, yeah, despite the fact that I had to walk through a lake this morning and my socks are wet (I hate wet socks *shudders*) I’m having a pretty damn good week. I even finished half of a #WriteMotivation goal:
1. Finish Transcribing Apollo Edits.
2. Write Apollo
3. Edit Aleda’s Story and post it weekly (currently doing this!)
4. Begin writing Faye and Tarrin.
While it still needs major tweaking, the first draft of the Apollo query is done! The first drafts are always the most difficult for me, so I’m glad to have that out of the way. I also decided to re-write some of the scenes from Daphne’s POV, so transcribing the edits has been put on hold indefinitely. And, of course, the fourth installment of Aleda’s Story (a serialized NAMELESS prequel) will be up tomorrow morning. You can catch up on the first three installments here.
And as a last little bit of celebrating a good week: Happy Anniversary to my little sister and her husband!