Friday, July 30, 2010

Writing Has Eaten Up Summer

I finally polished and repolished my YA fantasy romance enough to start sending it out. So far, no bites. Noble Romance is looking at the query and sample chapters at the moment. I know most agents and publishers do not want multiple submissions, but really, when it takes months to get a response, the material can become dated. It's even worse with short stories. It takes longer to get a response than to write the story!

I bought a new bike and plan to actually get out there and enjoy what is left of the summer. I've spent way too much time indoors writing. Once the composing starts, though, it is impossible to postpone working on it until the snow flies.

I finished my university correspondence course from the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California. It was four terms of five months each with an essay each month. That's time I'll have for writing now.

I've neglected my gardens the last few weeks and the weeds are now dominating. Because it has been such an unusually hot spring and summer, everything has flowered early. I have only one perennial left to flower!