Three Fronts

Made good progress on three different projects this week.

First, the finished fantasy novel. I’ve pushed my first query letter out to my first choice of agent!

I don’t know how hitting Send on an email could make me so tense, but it felt like I was walking on stage in front of a crowd of thousands. But now it’s done, and I can use the synopsis from that letter to build other queries for other agents.

Second, I started workshopping a short story for the first time.

A fellow writer recommended LitReactor to me last year; this week I finally worked up the courage to join and post something for review. It’s a story I wrote on the plane home from New York last month. I’ve already gotten some good feedback on it, and will probably post a second story there soon.

Which brings to me to the third project: NaNoWriMo prep. I finished the short story (!) that I wanted to use to test out the concept. I think there’s definitely more to tell, there, though I’m not sure if I have enough for a full novel. Maybe just a series of stories.

Guess there’s only one way to find out, and that’s to dive in and see how far I can get.

5 thoughts on “Three Fronts

  1. LitReactor’s an online writing community. They’ve got regular articles on writing from well-known authors, and a members-only writing workshop for getting feedback on stories.

    I’m just digging into it, but so far it’s been helpful 🙂

  2. Congrats on sending out that first query! I totally relate to how you felt – walking out in front of a crowd of thousands was a great way to describe it. I remember painstakingly pouring over my query, triple-checking the address, hovering over that “send” button with sweat beading on my forehead… Okay maybe that last part’s an exaggeration, ha, but it was definitely tense!

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