Hey, everyone! Here are some updates on how the month of November went for us. Thanks for reading!
I know it’s cliche to talk about how time flies, but seriously, November just escaped me. It’s already December! I can probably say that November flew by because I didn’t have NaNoWriMo to make the month feel like the longest 30 days of my life.
Yup, it was my goal to casually participate in NaNo, which only resulted in a few thousand words to flesh out character backgrounds for a budding novel idea I have. So yeah! In case you were wondering, you have to be fully committed to winning NaNoWriMo if you actually want to give yourself a fighting chance!
NaNoWriMo quickly became a dud goal, because my priorities are currently on looking for a literary agent. So far, I’ve read through Guide to Literary Agents that I got as a Christmas gift last year. It’s a great primer on what a literary agent does, and examples of what good and bad literary agents do to make a living. The back is full of current literary agents and agencies, and so I was able to peruse and make a sturdy list of people I could contact based on the genres they prefer. I haven’t gotten far enough to writing a cover letter or sending it out, so that’s my big task for December.
Lastly, I’ve been doing some major indie novel reading. Earlier in the month, I read and reviewed The Cogsmith’s Daughter and The Courtesan’s Avenger—both by Kate M Colby. I’ve read the rest of Kara Jorgensen’s work, namely The Winter Garden, The Earl and the Artificer, Dead Magic, The Errant Earl, and An Oxford Holiday. I got to gobble them up in quick succession thanks to a lot of Thanksgiving weekend traveling.
My review for The Winter Garden and The Earl and the Artificer is already live on the blog, so check that out. In the meantime, the other reviews will be coming soon, so look for them!
During December, I hope to finish Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston, as well as Winter of the Wolf by Christina Ochs.
Goals for December
- Read & review an indie novel
- Write a cover letter
- Send my cover letter and work to 10 potential literary agents
It’s basically over now! Awesome! November just flew by, and suddenly, there were finals. It felt a little like this:
Good times. But more seriously, it’s been manageable, and I’m excited to finish out the semester and start…the last one! Looking forward to the future!
Goals for December
- Write a chapter weekly
So those are some of our quick little updates. How about you? What’s in store for you in December?