Tuesday, May 18, 2010

So Far, So Good

Well, week one of querying has met with success. No rejections so far (yes, I know it’s early…many of these agents won’t even get to my query/proposal packets for several weeks yet and then I fully expect the big R’s to come rolling in), a few requests for partials and one for a full. Exciting times.

Writing time this week has been shared between playing with the boy, doctor’s visits, family photos and bidding out the exterior paint of our house (plus the requisite driving around until hubby and I found paint colors we both approve of. Bye-bye suburban beige, hello awesome darkness!).

And a new milestone has been reached in the raising of the boy. Yesterday at the gym’s childcare center, he turned around to me and instead of the crying, screaming melodrama that usually accompanies Mommy dropping him off, he simply waved “bye-bye” and ran off to play. I stood there dumbfounded, not sure what to do since I didn’t have to slink out of the door when he wasn’t looking like a thief with the crown jewels. Then, the little stinker wouldn’t sleep in his crib last night. Had to be in the big boy bed, all night long. Welcome, my little two year old man.

Oh, and beginning today at Elisabeth Naughton’s blog, a former Golden Heart ® finalist and current double RITA ® finalist for her book Stolen Fury, she will be spotlighting current Golden Heart Finalists every Tuesday and Thursday. I’m scheduled to guest blog there on June 24th, but you should definitely check out the other GH Finalists. They are a talented group of writers from whom I’ll bet you’ll be hearing a lot in the years to come.

Have a lovely week!


  1. Congrats on the foray into querying! It is such a nerve-wracking process. I'd say that you're doing pretty well so far, if you've already gotten some requests. It won't make the rejections hurt any less though, LOL.

    My nephew got to that need-to-sleep-in-the-big-boy-bed stage a while back. We've now moved on to wanting to potty in the big boy potty (not the little boy potty) and wear pull-ups. It all happens so fast.

  2. Congrats on the requests--keeping my fingers crossed that you snag a dream agent :)

  3. Very encouraging! I'd say that was a super successful round of queries :)

  4. It took me a year and a half of querying to start getting requests for partials and fulls! Of course, I didn't start out with the book you are starting out with, but I hope you really appreciate how special that is! Go, Heather!

  5. Congrats on the requests. Some very wise agent (or two or three) will want to sign you immediately upon reading your book.

    Isn't Elisabeth awesome to offer her blog to us. I'm late in July. I hope there's a topic or two untouched for me to write about by then.

  6. I'd say no news is definitely good news. I've gotten many rejections from agents within 24 hours! So, yay!

    And congrats on the guest blogging. Can't wait to read it.

  7. YAY on getting your work out there. Aw, the boy is growing up. Sweet! And we painted our pink house with powder blue shutters a lovely chocolate brown called (Brownstone) and made the shutters red (Georgia Clay) with Sandstone trim.
    You'll be so happy when the house it done!


  8. You need to think more positively. You're on a roll girl. Use it. I bet you'll get more than juse rejections!

  9. Congrats on the milestone. A little sad though because he is growing up :( He will always be your little boy though. So sweet!

    Good luck and keeping fingers crossed for you and the queries. How nerve racking!