Friday, February 06, 2009

It's been a while

I'm returning from my little blogland hiatus, and guess what...nothing much has changed! Yup, how sad is that? Two months away and I'm still in the same spot. I'm still working on my WIP, and still haven't heard on the story I sent to WW on August 25.

It's been 5 months. At first I thought that was a good sign. Its the longest I've ever had to wait for a response, so maybe that meant it was being passed up the line, I thought. But then I read on a yahoo group for aspiring WW writers that someone else had recently sold her story and she mailed hers in September. So, has it been passed up to a senior editor? Possibly. Has it been lost in the mail? Possibly. Should I stop obsessing about it? Definitely.

Moving on. I've decided to start working on the synopsis for my wip. I know, there are many different schools of thought on when to do the synopsis...before starting, during, when complete. But I was really feeling the need to nail down the story and the conflicts, and writing the synopsis is helping loads. Once I'm done I'll send off to my CP Jude for a quick boo (by the end of the weekend, I've promised) and then it's back to progressing the story.

So what's new with you?


Judy Jarvie said...

Good for you girlie!!
FWIW I think nailing the syno early can be a key component to cracking on---we all need a route map right? Even if it changes.

I know nailing the syno helps me to focus on what the mechanics of the conflict and emotional growth arcs really are all about. Otherwise I meander around...

Go for it! Can't wait to read it!

Turtle-Dove said...

Writing doesn't get easier, even when the kids are grown and gone. There are always distractions. Good luck with your writing. I love your page counter. So cool. I didn't sell my first book for ten years. I originally wrote for Zebra, a line that folded. Then I wrote an ebook, then I went back to work to make some serious money and lost my passion for writing fiction. I'm slowly rewriting a historical I finished but never floated. Keep writing!

Marcy said...

Thanks for the encouragement, Turtle-Dove. I have to keep at's in my blood.
Good luck on your historical!'re right. Spending the time on the synopsis is defintiely helping me nail down the conflict. It'll be coming your way soon.

Inez Kelley said...

Hi Marcy, Remember me? Doubtful. ROFL I remembered you because something in your first posts resonated with me. Anyway, I thought I would stop by and check on your progress.

Why don't you stop by and join

The forums are fantastic, I have learned so much, more than I knew I had to learn, and the support is outstanding.

So from one writer to another, hope to see you there!!

Marcy said...

Thanks for stopping by, Inez. I checked out your've been busy. Good for you!!! Things are moving slowly with me, but at least they're moving.

Maybe I'll see you at Romance Diva's one of these days