I still have one.
It's been a couple weeks since I've posted, and frankly I don't really have any news or advice to relay today, but I didn't want to go three weeks without speaking up. It's not really like there's anybody to notice...my comments lately dipping into the single digits...but that's my fault (very little ying to my much appreciated yang) and it really shouldn't drive my behavior towards this blog.
Not much to report (at least positively) on the submission front, which is a bit dis-heartening, but it does little to deter my efforts. I needed to make a decision about what project to work on next and the lack of interest from submissions have helped me make up my mind. It was either begin work on the sequel to Moving Fear (the book on submission), or start on a new and exciting project. The fact that I've written two chapters on the new book should give you my answer. First draft's can be really fun, and I'm having a blast with this one. If you were paying attention to my Facebook page you've seen what the main theme is...Don't judge a book by the cover other people put on it. It's a YA Mystery that I feel has a lot of potential, extremely marketable, and if I don't muck it up, could be my first publication. Cross your fingers.
Other than the occasional BLOG BLITZ (another coming soon) and concentrating on this new book, not much else going on. I'm sorry I haven't been around to your own blogs lately, but since my workplace updated their internet policies and disallowed visits to blogs, there's just not enough time in the day (after 5PM) to spend visiting when I'm trying to write as much as I can. I just can't be a semi-popular blogger and take the steps necessary to becoming a published author at the same time. I've tried to do both...I really have...and I can't do it. There are those who can keep all the balls in the air and manage to make everyone happy, I'm just not one of them. Getting an agent was the first step...now I need to do whatever it takes so I don't disappoint either of us.
So, although I do have a pulse...you may not see many signs of life from me. I will keep this blog active and contributory, but that's about it. I Hope you understand.