Finding an Agent

I’ll admit it. I’m overwhelmed at the moment. There is SO MUCH pressure (I’ve placed on myself) to find the “right” agent.

By right….I’ve got to stalk…uh…research! almost 100 agents. I have to find the ones that clearly represent cozy mysteries, ones that list mystery in their MSWL, and ones that all genres but “wants a voice that pulls me in, makes me laugh, fall in love…” You get the idea.

All this research is a necessity. If I’m lucky enough to find an agent I want one that is supportive, who understands my work, that can deal with the thousands of questions I’m sure I’ll have and is overall a good person. After all, this will be a hopefully long term partnership. Why would I want to spend that time with someone I don’t click with?

I’m right on the edge of the cliff. Scared out of my mind. Leaping, I will have faith. There’s a big bouncy house at the bottom that will catch me, right?

Needed to Regroup

Needed to take a couple days away from social media to regroup and focus on writing. Unfortunately I discovered I don’t have enough material for my novel. I wasn’t 100% percent sure I had enough ideas anyway so I’m not too surprised.

The only real bummer is that I put myself on a deadline to have this novel done by the end of September and this may set me back. My goal is I have to write two pages a day. Sometimes it is a breeze and other times it feels like I am learning to write all over again. Can y’all relate?

Trying to stay focused and determined to stay on track. Means I may not be able or have enough energy to give with networking. Feel like I am no good at it anyways. I’m a pretty private person in general so it’s been hard to think of what to share, what to talk about. Hopefully I can find a balance – I’m all about balance! ha – between everything.

Until then…

Happy Weekend

Summer night fun…

Got a full weekend of writing ahead of me. Not that I’m complaining. It’s going to be hot, hot, hot outside.

Really pushing myself to work on my novel so I can finish it soon. I have no idea how long it will take me to find an agent and get this novel out there. I keep imagining the worst but realistically I have no idea how long it will take. Trying to stay in denial for as long as possible! hahaha

Happy weekend everyone.