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?

8 comments:

  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!

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  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!

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  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. :)

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  4. Yay! Good luck with your query!

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

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  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!

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  7. Alison, Congratulations! That is great news.

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  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.

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