Today, I committed random acts of bravery. Well, for a writer anyway. See, as a breed, we are largely introverted (though general charming when you get to know us) and writing is by nature a solitary endeavor. To be fair, the very idea of querying was terrifying to me at first, because it meant I had to seek someone else's approval [rejection].
But, I digress. To the list.
1. I did my first "pitch." It wasn't in person, but it was still an experience worth having. The competition is stiff, but we should have answers tomorrow.
2. I internet stalked a number of my fellow pitchers. Why? Because they, like me, are writing contemporary YA, or Women's Fiction, and in the current market [all fantasy/paranormal all the time], it was nice to know I wasn't the only square peg.
3. My stalking resulted in some new e-mail contacts, a couple new followers at Twitter and some fun new blogs to haunt.
4. I wrote a synopsis, which most every writer I have ever met/read about/can imagine dreads the way most people dread a root canal.
5. I sent out four queries. My hands didn't even shake when I hit send this time. [Personal growth!]
So, now we're back to our regularly scheduled program of waiting, obsessively checking my e-mail and trying to tamp down hope. Now if THAT was a career path, I would be the frickin' CEO in no time.
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