September 17, 2010

It's Friday

Hello, friends. I have some good news. Well, a couple pieces of good news.

#1. It's Friday! Oh, how I've longed for this day for so long. It seems this week was the longest of my life for some reason.

Good news #2. I received a partial request on my second novel, All Because of You!

This round of submissions only included about 7 agents. I have a list of about 50, but I'm too busy (*clears throat* ...lazy) to finish the rest of the research I need to do for each agent. I'd received two rejections prior, but yesterday, I opened my inbox and viola. A request :)

Now, since this is a Friday post, it's time to tell you how the week went. I'm up to about 70% finished with the first draft of My Demonic Love. This is my first try at a paranormal romance and it seems I've been having to do A LOT of research for it. If you've read my post below, I had a hard time researching the daily life of a cardiac surgeon, but with the help of one my of loyal followers, Anne, I was able to get through it! Thanks, Anne! Now, I'm onto researching vaults. Specifically a vault that will store an ancient book or document. I haven't come across a lot of information on the subject. I remember Dan Brown, in his novel Angels and Demons, chose the Vatican as his location for his MC to study ancient documents and that's the type of vault (archive, safe, etc) I want. However, when I try to Google for information, all I get is what's supposedly inside the Vatican archives. I don't want that!

Anyway, enough with the rant :)

I haven't really been working much on my short story, Relief, this month. It's supposed to be ready to submit to a contest at the end of the month, but seeing as how it's the first chapter from my first novel (and I'm kind of sick of my first novel), I haven't really been motivated to work on it. Suggestions?

What is your good news this week? How did your writing go? Any fun plans for the weekend?


  1. Congratulations on the request! Go you and best of luck.

    How about a mausoleum for a vault. Like a creepy, dingy, filled with spiderwebs, in an ancient, neglected cemetary mausoleum. Just a thought. (I never saw the movie you mentioned so I don't know what it is.)

    My weekend will consist on writing to get the ms. finally finished. If I ever get off the blogs!!!

  2. Thanks for coming over to my blog! I'm a follower of yours now too. CONGRATS on your ms request! That is a great feeling!

  3. Thanks for stopping by my place! :-)

    I'm working on the galley proof (first round) of Sweetie - always amazes me the errors i find in what I thought was a clean manuscript - lawd!

    Good luck with your novel!

  4. Hey, that's awesome about the partial request! Woo-hoo!

    I was in New Hope PA this weekend on a trip with my mom. Lots of shopping was done. :)

  5. a partial request is fantastic! Good on you!

  6. Congrats on the request. I will keep my fingers crossed for you!

  7. Congrats on the request! :) It sounds as if you're motivated and doing just what you are supposed to be doing--writing many different things and querying widely.

    It's great to "meet" you--thanks for finding my blog so that I could find your wonderful one here.

    Happy Monday!


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