Sunday, March 23, 2008

Catching up . . .

The date is closing in on a deadline I set for myself to get a query submission out. It's for my current WIP, which is also my sweat project - Cloak of Deception. The drafting is coming along nicely, or was rather, before I got heavy into edits and re-writes for the first three chapters. And then there was the dreaded synopsis . . . dun dun dun!

So, as far as sweating goes - I'm lucky that edits count, because I've written about 200 new words in the last week.

The good news is, those first three chapters and the synopsis have polished up better than I could have hoped for, and it's all thanks to some very special folks: All the girls in the Writer's Retreat Group, who pamper me far more than I deserve; my fantabulous, irreplaceable, priceless, anonymous alpha-beta; and my mom. (How cool is that?) I'll be sending off the packet on March 30th, rain or shine.

And after I send it off? That's when the fun really begins. In order to keep myself busy while I wait, I have a mentorship lined up with the very talented Debbie Mumford, which I'm thrilled about, and a TBR list a mile long that I will *finally* get a chance to sink my teeth into. Not to mention the Sweat Challenge and the rest of my WIP list to keep me occupied.

But, basically - if you haven't heard from me, or don't hear from me until around April - please forgive! I'll be back. You knew you couldn't get rid of me that easily.


Kathleen Oxley said...

Yay! I'm so proud of all the work you've put into polishing those first three chapters and the synopsis!! So glad to have been part of the process with you and can't wait to join in celebrating your success. *hugs*

Unhinged said...

Oh, geeze. That poor blue smiley...

Good for you! You are DEFINITELY pulling out all the stops going after what you want.

I want to be like that.

I want to be like Mike.

Er, Gwen.

(Let's kill Doolittle, what do yu say?)

Shelley Munro said...

Good luck with your submission, Gwen!

Anonymous said...

Congrats on the polishing up of the chapters. However.....have fun with this! :) This is a great moment in your life, or rather, it should be. You've accomplished something great by completing the book and it sounds like you a fantastic group of people helping you along. Stop sweating, relax, and enjoy this...and most of all, good luck!

- Renee

Gwen Mitchell said...

Thanks so much for the encouragement ladies! It is a big deal, even if it is just going through the motions. I'm excited, and so far, right on target for my self-inflicted deadline.



Eaton Bennett said...

Gwenny all the best for this work,
awesome effort.