Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Querying GR and My Writing Space

I began querying Graviton Rift in earnest recently. It's going well. Which is another way of saying it's way too early in the process to know how it's really going.

I've sent off emails and filled out forms. I have a handful of confirmation emails, a few early rejections (fastest so far is 47 minutes) and that's about it. No requests for additional pages -- yet. But I have had good feedback on the query letter and great feedback on the story, so my optimism is high.

I've noticed two interesting side effects of the querying process. First, I have been rather jumpy whenever the email notification chimes on my phone. It's a little like being sixteen again and waiting to hear back from a prospective date. Except I didn't have email when I was sixteen. And I never ever had a dozen different prospective dates all at once. But whatever.

The second thing I've noticed is that most agents want me to include my website URL, which has reminded me of this poor, neglected blog. It's been a busy year, with all kinds of great things I could blog about, and no time to blog. I've been trying to think of what to write about.

So today on the ANWA Conference Facebook page, when we were asked to share a picture of our writing space, I figured this would be a good thing to post on the blog as well -- especially since I've recently done some work updating my writing space,

I write in my home office, which I have tucked into a corner of my unfinished basement. I have boots and fingerless gloves and a thick fluffy robe to use when I work and write. This might also explain why some of my Graviton Rift characters live on an ice planet.

This is where the magic happens.

I've always wanted a wall full of world-time clocks