I almost feel like I should be sitting in a confessional while I write this... Bless me, for I have sinned. It has been almost one whole month since my last blog post and update. Tsk, tsk, tsk. I may not ask God for forgiveness but I will ask my loyal followers to forgive my lack of dribble on the account that I have been swamped with submissions. My friends on the time-wasting facebook know I received a request from Deb Werksman at Sourcebooks after an online pitch. See there plenty of advantages to blog surfing and time-wasters. So I saw a post calling for pitches and decided to try my luck. Low and behold... I can write a mean pitch! Now let's see if I write a mean story =) My opera singer regency is my most beloved of stories so far so I hope I can find her a good home soon. It seems sad that more people haven't read it which brings me to a huge thanks I owe Kelly. Thanks for loving it!!! Kelly and Alexis usually read my books and tell me what they think and this time when I gently prodded, Kelly stepped up and put her hand up for the dubious honour. I won't copy and paste the email that had me grinning like an idiot yet again but I will say thanks again.
So June is mad for me. With my anniversary yesterday (twelve years with my partner) his birthday on Friday, miss 2's in a week and a half and then mine two days after that, it's a madhouse. But then what month isn't these days. Between kindy dropoffs, night work, the usual housekeeping and general crap like sickness and being tired, I barely have time to do much but I still make time to write and when I can't write, I read.
In this pursuit to get published, I'm starting to see some areas that I pour too much energy into and some not enough. It's with a fair amount of sadness that I tell you, I'm going to be blogging monthly from now on. Sometimes, if something happens or there is some news, I will post it but other than that, I will be a bit quieter. There won't be a point to this blog if I don't get a book out there and seen so that is where the energy is going to go for the time being.
Anyway, I just sent my submission to Sourcebooks before I wrote this, I have a few contest entries out and a couple of Agent queries so I'm off to write up a storm for an hour before the light goes on in the family taxi. Have a great long weekend for those downunder (thank God the Queen has her birthday weekend in a different month than her actual coming into the world) and to those who only get the standard two days or less, enjoy!
I'm a published author but I'm still mostly stumbling about in the dark looking for the right paths so this blog is about that, though sometimes something will give the me the shits and I'll have a bit of a rant. I'll try not to be offensive but occasionally my mouth opens without asking my brain's permission so I'll apologise in advance.