Back in December, I submitted a few entries to the San Antonio Writers’ Guild Annual Writing Contest. Preparing flash fiction and short stories for that provided a welcome respite from the grind of trying to finish my current novel. And now, after a few months of judging and waiting, the results are in!
With The Beast of Rose Valley ready for an agent, I find myself with time on my hands, as I anxiously await responses. So far, I’ve sent out 21 query letters, and received only 3 rejections. Time will tell how the other 18 react. I’ve got a list of about 30 more that I will send query letters to eventually, but in the meantime… I’ve begun work on my second novel! I’m very excited about the premise, and I think it will be a lot of fun when it’s all done. I’m still in the early stages, but here’s the [very…
Today is a momentous day! I have finished the first draft of The Beast of Rose Valley. At 43 chapters, and almost 82,000 words, the story is complete. The plot has wrapped up. All of the characters have ended up where I wanted them to be.