Friday, March 4, 2011

Book List

Updating my book list with my most recently completed novels.

Currently Reading: Melissa Marr - Radiant Shadows

  1. Cate Tiernan - Immortal Beloved
  2. Maggie Stiefvater - Shiver & Linger
  3. Carrie Jones - Need
  4. Lauren Kate - Fallen
  5. Becca Fitzpatrick - Hush, Hush
  6. Melissa Marr - Wicked Lovely & Ink Exchange
  7. Cassandra Clare - City of Bones
  8. Kiersten White - Paranormalcy
  9. Melissa Marr - Fragile Eternity
  10. Cassandra Clare - City of Ashes & City of Glass

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The Waiting Game

Nothing is more fun (sarcasm) about sending out your queries and waiting to hear back about them. Sometimes I feel like the days are dragging on as I haunt my inbox for replies. Of course I know these things take time, but I can't help feeling anxious about it. My queries for my most recent book have been my most successful round of querying being that I actually received requests for partials, and one request for a full which I have not heard back about yet. It's also the novel I pushed the hardest with, meaning I didn't give up querying for it after sending nine queries and getting nine rejections. This time I've sent close to or more than twenty. I think I've come some ways with handling rejection, it doesn't really bother me as much as it used to when I see a rejection in my inbox, because the few requests that I have gotten have given me a boost of confidence that I'm heading in the right direction even if the partial requests haven't yet gotten me an agent. It means that despite the amount of rejections there have been agents who were interested in my book and that makes me feel good. So while the waiting game is hard, I have no choice but to endure it.

I've recently finished another novel, (adult urban fantasy), and having another novel to occupy my time always makes the query process/waiting game easier because it makes me feel like I'm not just sitting around doing nothing. It's also good to know that once I'm out of options for the novel I'm currently querying, I have another one waiting that could hopefully be more successful. I'm in my second round of edits, and admittedly that's been dragging a bit because I don't always feel up to working on it, but it's not like I have to rush myself.

In books, I'm almost finished up with City of Glass by Cassandra Clare, and after that I'm on to Radiant Shadows by Melissa Marr.