Getting up earlier is a good thing.
It’s weird because I used to work 6-2:30 and I didn’t even bat an eyelash about getting up at 4am. Of course I was 10 years younger and sometimes went straight from rocking out at a concert to my job (where I subsisted on Sierra Mist and Chex Mix). So I was obviously insane or something.
But now I’m old and I need an alarm to get up.
So here’s what I’ve gotten done this week:
Editing: I’ve got one section left, which I plan to tackle this evening or this weekend. Holy crap, I use the word LIKE so much, I should get it tattooed on me.
Agent research: I’ve got one name tucked away and more research planned for next week.
Query: It’s still a hot mess.
^Don’t you love that term “hot mess?” The first time I heard it was at that job I had 10 years ago when I worked with a guy who was from…Mississippi, I think. He would say, “Well, that’s a hot f’ing mess.”
It’s stuck with me since then. And every time I use it, I imagine it being said in Paula Deen’s voice.
“That query is a hot mess, y’all!”
In fact, I think all rejection would be slightly less sucky if it was delivered by Paula Deen. And she gave me some peach cobbler while she was doing it.
Reading: Started Book #1 February 28, about halfway through it. It’s non-fic and I always read that slower. It’s about a mega diamond heist in Antwerp – the thieves were crazy ingenious.
Other thoughts: I am loving this daily checking-in/accountability thing.
And my I-just-found-out and I’m super psyched moment goes to:
I WON A QUERY CRITIQUE from Paper Hangover!!! If you haven’t already, check out their blog, they’re new, they’re awesome and they’ll have tons of writing advice and other goodness.
Did I mention I’m freaking out happy about winning this? Maybe I can turn my query from hot mess into hot damn!
*Hey, y’all, her query is like a thousand sticks of buttery goodness, here’s some pound cake to celebrate*