+ A bit about writing afterwards.
Random facts. AAAAAAAAAAND GO:
~I'll be twenty-five in January and have mixed feelings about it.
~I rescue cats/kittens when I need to. Last year I had 4 litters in my house throughout the year. As well as feeding and watering strays where I can.
~I pray for roadkill as I drive.
~I Love tattoos and piercings. love em.
~Monkey's are NOT cute. They are creepy, evil, devious little hooligans. I don't like them.
~Other dislikes that creep me the eff out: scorpions(most arthropods actually), ventriloquist dummies, toe-socks, and the screw holes in the back of the steering wheel.
~I mentally punch people in the back of the head on a daily basis. It's a great stress reliever.
~I love the rain, thunderstorms, and lightening.
~I didn't carry a purse until about four years ago. Now only carry one so that I can have a book with me wherever I go.
~I love Toulouse-Latrec
~I have been: a manager at both Sonic and Arby's, was a licensed tattoo artist and piercer until 2005(I let my license expire when I changed states), housekeeper for a hotel(gross!), hostess, hardware-store clerk, jewelry-maker's apprentice, and now receptionist(/writer).
~I aced creative writing in high school and college but SUCKED at grammar. (still kinda suck at it) English is a stupidly-complicated-for-no-reason language.
~I love snail mail.
~I drive an old lady car and love it in all its crotchety, comfy, glory.
~I hate talking on the phone. And voicemails.
Would love to hear some random facts about you guys, or answer any questions. Whatever makes you squirrely.
So, with all the revisions I have done on my novel(I think I counted 5 as of now. Before and after others inputs.) I'm in that limbo world of taking it to critique group or just starting to query. Maybe all new writers do this, I don't know. And the experienced advice I get whenever I ask a writer friend is "take it to critique first."
So part of me is going: "They, who know better than you do, said to take it. So just stop your bitchin' and do it."
Another part of me, the part that is too embarrassed to read aloud and is SURE all the elder(experienced, ehem) writers that make up my critique group will view me and my YA as a joke. Not serious. Not publishable. And a waste of time and space. **None of them have EVER treated me as such or been anything but helpful but this is just that voice's commentary.**
And then there is a third voice(I mentioned a while ago that I'm a freak with 5,000,000 voices) that tells me, after all those revisions and all those eyes, SURELY it's ready after a year and a half-ish to get going with the query already. This dude's impatient for an answer. Whether it's a pass or fail, this voice just wants to know the validity of the novel out in the world.
But -- knowing that the experienced writers are right, and that I should take it in a read it -- I still cannot wrap my mind around how long it will take to read only 5 pages, double spaced, one night a week, to get through 60,000 word novel. I guess I'm just waiting on someone to tell me I don't need to. Will that happen? Doubt it. Is it MAJORLY important? Of course. *SIGH*
Don't forget about my contest going on RIGHT NOW! The post is HERE. Make with the funny in that posts comments and spread the word.
THIS looks like a great contest to get in on too. With all these free book contests NO ONE has any excuse not to be reading!
Today my goal is to check my email less, check FB less, get distracted less, and edit more. Editing...ugh...the gnat in my icecream...