July 25, 2010

Summer update

I haven't posted since January, which is pretty pathetic, but the good news is that it's been because I have been mega-busy writing.

I finally finished editing my middle grade(9-12) novel. It has now grown to 44K words and I am really happy with it. I just need to put the finishing touches on the synopsis and then will start querying agents and publishers. I hope to start this within the next 2 weeks.

I already sent out the text for a children's picture book to 6 publishers and am patiently waiting to hear back.

The screenplay I was working on last year is coming along. By August 1st I should have a solid first draft. I have 3 other screenplays at different stages - two are in the outline stage and 1 I am 20 pages into already. I also plan to write a 60K word YA novel which I am outlining right now. My plan is to have all of these finished by May and then shop them at the same time.

In other news, when my husband and I were in Nova Scotia, we rescued a dog that was just left on the side of country road by it's owners. Don't even get me started on how disturbing it is that someone would do that. Anyway, we kept her for 2 days and then brought her to a shelter that does not euthanize and will find her a home. Will made a video of her, which he posted on youtube, hoping that someone will see how adorable she is and want to adopt her.

The rest of our vacation was chaos free, but wonderful. We visited family and got some sun. I visited with my dear friend Crystal! She is the best!!!

Now it's back to work. UGGH!