This is no joke. Catie Rhodes will attest to this. I’ve analyzed every word of my query, synopsis, and manuscript. Repeatedly. The time has come for partials, and I have worked on the first page for THREE DAYS. A first page, mind you, that had already been re-written 957 times. At least.
Thanks to Catie’s help, I think I’ve finally got that great first line. The first page is ready. Except…after I sent out five pages…I found two little errors that should have been caught. How could I miss them? I berated and berated myself. I’m hoping the overall quality of the writing and story will offset the errors, but I’m still kicking myself. After all this time, I missed something so simple.
Needless to say, my eye twitched like crazy most of last night. Apparently that’s my new thing when I’m stressed. It hasn’t done that since I was pregnant.
Sleep helped (when I wasn’t dreaming about being chased around by a manuscript full of red marks). I fixed the errors for the next pages I’ll send out, and that’s all I can do. I’ve got to step away and refocus. Getting ready to query has taken a lot more time than I anticipated, and it’s completely stalled writing THE PROPHET.
So I’m going to send out three more queries today, and that’s it until at least mid-December. I’m taking a break from INTO THE DARK, because I’ve worked my butt off and done everything I can. If I don’t let it go, my hair’s going to start falling out.
Goals for Wednesday Check In
*Send three more queries
*Participate in Row80 word sprints on Monday and Tuesday
*Yoga on Monday and Tuesday.
How’s your week going? Have you guys been doing the word sprints on the Twitter hash tag?