Monday, November 1, 2010

On your mark! Get set! Wait a minute...

I'm back! Sorry for the two weeks without posts. I was busy enjoying time with family that I hadn't seen in over a year. I have some fun things from my trip to share, but not today. Now I'm home, jet lagged (why is the sun shining at 2:30 in the morning?), and ready to launch into NaNoWriMo.

Or not.

Last week, I got a rather exciting email. A literary agent asked me to query my MG fantasy after reading the first 500 words. Somehow, I don't think it would be in my interest to wait until December to do so.

So now I have to write a query and do some serious revisions on the MS to make it respectable shine. Looks like my first NaNo attempt will have to be postponed. :(

Next year, NaNo, next year. You can't avoid me forever.

What are your plans and goals for this month?


  1. That's fantastic!! Very best of luck to you. Yes, I'll be participating in NaNo.... just happened to be perfect timing for me. :)

    Happy November!

  2. Wow Alison, that is fantastic! Congratulations!! I can't think of a better reason to put off NaNo for another year.

    I'm doing PiBoIdMo this year, but I hope to do NaNo next year also.

    Welcome home. Sorry we couldn't meet up while you were in the area. Next time!

  3. Pk: Thanks! Good luck with NaNo. :D

    Julie: Thank you! I can't wait to see what terrific ideas you come up with. And we'll definitely meet up next time I make it State-side. :)

  4. Yay! Good luck with your query!

  5. Go, Alison! That's terrific news.

  6. Congrats, Alison! So exciting! This month, I'm doing PiBoIdMo, starting a new full-time job, applying to a college course for further teacher certification, and beginning the Advanced Writers Course through The Institute of Children's Literature. Whew! Will I survive? I hope!

  7. Alison, Congratulations! That is great news.

  8. Wonderful! Congrats! I'm so amazed at glad for you I'm doing my happy dance for ya! May there always be success for you. Keep up the good work.