I know, I know, I haven’t posted for…well, for forever. I’ve had a couple of reasons. One, my kids are on year-round school and they’ve had the last three weeks off. I just don’t get as much done when the kids are home all day, everyday.
Another reason I haven’t done much is because I’ve been on a school boundary change committee. We have so many kids in my area (my kids attend an elementary school with an enrollment of 1224!!!), that they’re building a new school. A group of parents are on a committee to decide where the boundaries of that new school should be. It’s been hectic, and honestly, a bit ridiculous. Sometimes I feel that there just aren’t enough logical thinking people in the world. But…that’s not really that important to this blog.
Finally, and this is a good reason not to have done much, I’ve finished my query letter. I’ve gone through dozens and dozens of drafts. I’ve submitted on AW. I’ve asked other authors to read it. And I think I finally have a great version that not only gives all the pertinent details, but also sounds good. Yeah!!!
For anyone interested, I’ve added a brief summary of my book. It’s under the book tab, or listed on the side column on the left.
I’ll post more later, and sooner, next time.
One thought on “A few thoughts…”
Shari, hi! It’s been a long time, but I’m glad to be visiting your blog. I see you’ve been busy and haven’t had as much time for blogging – me too! Anyway, I checked out the brief summary you wrote. It’s definitely compelling. If I read that summary on a book jacket in a bookstore, I’d be interested in reading the book. One phrase threw me for a loop, though, and I had to re-read it in order to understand it. That phrase is “…only hope of survival and reclaiming the crown…” Probably it’s my tired brain (I’ve been reading the same novel for a month and can’t get past page 200) but I think the word “surviving” (rather than “survival”) would a better match and a closer parallel to the word “reclaiming.” But other than that, it’s perfect. Of course, it’s your call. Remember: my brain is so tired that I’m not the best judge of these things anyway – I’m stumped by the smallest of things 🙂