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ISWG January 2013

It's my first post of the new year and I would love to start the year off with a positive post:)

What am I insecure about this month?

For the first time in a year, I stepped away from the world of writing and blogging. I barely opened my MacBook, haven't read hardly any blogs and even put down my pen for a couple of weeks.

I make no apologies.

I have so enjoyed having all my children home, and being in my home, being out of the camper and celebrating with the ones I love. It's been a blessed time and I couldn't have asked for a better "vacation" holiday.

I started the year off with two rejection letters. One, short and straight to the point. The other was very long and pointed out several reasons why the editor couldn't represent that manuscripts. It was also VERY encouraging to keep submitting to other agents.

Not only that, but she asked me to submit another partial!

AND...

I have two other agents who have asked to see partials after receiving my query and first ten pages.

So, what's your news this month? Please share!!
Have an amazing week, and awesome month, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!

Comments

  1. Ink, that is awesome!
    And we all need a break now and then. Glad you enjoyed time with your family.

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  2. happy you got to spend time with your family! And congrats on the writing front!

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  3. Well Talynn-- your year is off to a marvelous start! Encouraging query responses, a new little one on the horizon, an engagement in the family. Indeed-- such a positive start to your year. May the good news and happy tidings just keep rolling in!

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  4. What great news! You're getting so close. Good luck with your queries!

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  5. Good luck with your queries, what great news on the requests GO YOU. If you'd like me to read anything over just shout! :) HUGS and Happy New Year!

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  6. Stepping away from social media and writing often gives us the perspective we need to finish project and finish them well. I'd say you did what was exactly right. Let's hope those requests turn into a contract for you.

    Happy 2013.

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  7. Stepping away is good. I did it too thinking it would give me a better prospective and I'd come back with a more positive outlook. Oops...

    I'm wishing you all the best for the new year. We will turn it around!!!

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  8. Congratulations. I agree with the ladies above - sometimes you need a break.
    Good luck in 2013

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  9. That is a good start to the new year - I'm crossing my fingers for you. There's nothing better than backing away sometimes. Even us writers need a break every now and then. Happy New Year!

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  10. Good luck on your querying and requests!

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  11. I too took a no-guilt break from writing to spend in the moment. I so needed it. =)

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  12. That is some great positive news to start the year. Well done you, hope you hear even better news on the agent front real soon.

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  13. Good luck on the requests and I think it's fantastic that you stepped away to enjoy your family!

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  14. There are probably worse ways to start of a New Year :-). Good luck with the requests!

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  15. Those are awesome news! I wish you the best of luck. I hope this 2013 will be the year you see your wishes come true. About taking a vacation to enjoy family time, I congratulate you. Time spent with the ones we love is the best time. There's no better reward that the warmth of a full house!

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  16. That's awesome news! Congrats - I hope they like it!

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  17. I've claimed 2013 as my year. Everyone else can right over 2014. ;)

    I got a basic website up, though it still needs a lot of work (and the domain stuff needs to finish going through so I have a real domain). I also sent out 13 queries yesterday and heard back from two already. The lack of exclamation points should tell you how that went. But still. It's started, the process of querying. :)

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  18. That all sounds very promising. Good luck!

    I've also had a writing break over Christmas and the good news is I'm looking forward to getting back into it now.

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  19. My amazing news is I received a full request!

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  20. Congrats!Keep us updated on how it turns out

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  21. Congratulations! That's very exciting. It's good you took time off.

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  22. Congratulations on the nibbles! Not a lot of news, just editing my book once before giving it to my beta readers.

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