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Celebrate the Small Things

Hi lovely blog hoppers!
I must admit I've been a terrible blogging buddy this week, But I hope, since many of you are writers, you understand.

What am I celebrating this week>

1. I wrote a great query for one of my books that I've been struggling with for awhile.
2. I earned 9 requests for queries and sample pages. But received some no's, one PARTIAL request and no word from the others.
3. I still have an exciting secret, but it may not turn out either.

Great week for me. What about you?

Thank you Vikki for hosting this fun blog hop!


  1. That's cool on the partial! And don't lose hope on that secret.

    1. What an honor for two visits in one day day from the Ninja Captain!
      I'm trying not to lose faith, but when things are pretty obvious, it's hard to not accept the truth.

  2. Congrats on the partial - that's great news! Thank you for celebrating ;)

  3. Congratulations on the partial request. OH I am dying to finish my book and get to the querying stage. Although I know it is mostly waiting but I think also so full of possibilities!

    PS: I have also nominated you for the Liebster Award. Check out my blog tomorrow morning when I post the details!

    1. Trust me. Waiting stinks. The unknown stinks. Lots of if stinks. Sorry. I'm in a grouchy mood today. Stay positive. Stay positive. Stay positive.

      Thank you for the award!!! I do have more than 200 followers, though...

  4. The partial is great news. I would not lose hope for that secret either or those who have not answered yet. Hang in there! :)

    1. Thanks. I'm trying to, but the rope is getting shaky...

  5. Good luck with those queries! No complaints to speak of out here...just looking forward to a fabulous weekend! Hope you have one too:)

  6. Congratulations on getting those requests and good luck with your queries. Exciting times!

  7. That does sound like a great week. Hope you can share your surprise soon. :D

  8. Congrats on the requests!

    I've decided that I need to have my MS put through some professional editing to give it the best chance of acceptance. So I guess my good news is I survived the vetting process (they verify everything from your social security number to the existence of your bank accounts, and then individually approve what you're raising funds for, and apparently only about 25% actually get approved). Kickstarter is all-or-nothing. If even $1 too little is pledged, then the projects gets nothing at all.

    I hope you don't mind my link, especially since this MS has such a strong anti-abuse message that is desperately needed to counter the abuse-is-romantic message so prevalent in many other popular novels (if we can call some of that drivel "novels").

    Until this happens, I think I'm going to hold off on querying anymore. I don't want to burn bridges. I'm just frustrated and not sure where to go from here other than to try to come up with the money for a professional edit to help what is difficult subject matter (at least to start - Juliette ends up opening a can on her abuser).

    I hope, when you get your agent, you won't forget about those of us wading in the trenches. :)

  9. Great for you for engaging with querying with expectations of success. Wishing it quickly to you.

  10. Yay for the great query and the requests. Boo for the rejections. But nothing comes without a struggle, so you just keep at it! :-)

  11. Congrats on the great query... sounds like a great week!
    Enjoy the rest of your weekend. Hope you can share the surprise real soon... you never know...

  12. That's definitely one busy and exciting week! I'm still crossing all my fingers and toes for you!


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