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.
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?