So for the past few weekends I’ve found a good way to meet some much needed writing goals. It probably won’t be the best thing for my wallet in the long run, but it is definitely making me more productive. On Saturday mornings my sister and I make a trip to the local coffee shop and then it’s required writing time. It doesn’t matter what we’re writing, as long as we’re putting words down. To be honest I thought the change in scenery would be more helpful for her than me. It’s tough writing at home sometimes because there are far too many distractions: cleaning to be done, games to be played, decorating, gardening, etc. We don’t ever go to the coffee shop normally, especially not to stay, so we’re kind of conditioning ourselves to get in writing mode whenever we visit. Each time I’m able to write a little longer, and produce a few more words without even trying to churn out much. It’s something I’ve started to look forward to all week and it has certainly made my weekends more productive.
In other news, I’ve struck some luck with the Savvy Authors writing pitches last month. They finally posted the results from the final person I pitched to the other day. After seeing that I hadn’t made the cut on the last three, I wasn’t getting my hopes up. Then I saw my info listed and discovered that Christa Heschke of McIntosh & Otis, Inc. wanted a query, synopsis, and the first 15 pages of Suzie’s Nightmare. Needless to say I’ve been stressing out about this for a good bit of the day trying to pull together all my resources. As much as I want to say that I expected my book to spark some interest, and my sis pointed this out, the fact that I’m having to put things together speaks otherwise.
Totally keeping my fingers crossed!