Tuesday, December 15, 2009

22/15

Well, those are my stats. 22 queries sent out, 15 rejections...
It's been an interesting fall. Not discouraging, exactly. More learnaging... yeah, I know. That's not a word. Encouraging isn't exactly the right word either, though.

I have a list twice that long of agents to appeal to, then it will be time to move on to my next manuscript. I have two on the burner right now. A novella length and a full length. I'll keep you posted. For now, I'm enjoying the holidays, preparing for Christmas, and taking it one day at a time. I just know there are GREAT things planned for me and my family.

Thought I'd share a quick paragraph from my newest full length, Single Title manuscript. I missed excerpt Monday yesterday. So, here you go. Enjoy.

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He'd set up a swing in her quarters—a bed just larger than a twin, but not as big as a double. Far enough from the engine room and with enough windows to make her feel as if she was sleeping on water, it hardly mattered that the vessel might sink on their first day out.

She may not look like much, but she's got it where it counts, kid. Marie smirked, thinking of the true love of her life, Han Solo. Part of her charm, her mother called it, but mostly it just made her a bigger dork.

With a sigh, she sat slowly on the edge of the bed and laid on her back. Her feet swept the floor as she slowly rocked the bed, back and forth, back and forth. A breeze swept through the screens and washed across her face. At the marina, the scent of fuel mixed with the sea, and the humid air carried the aroma of a nearby bar--beer and food, fried crawfish, fried squash, fried... anything.

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1 comment:

  1. Wow, I love the feelings that invokes! So clear.

    I was disappointed you ended it so quickly :(

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