Thursday, March 24, 2011

I'm back, baby!

I've logged on to blogger about a thousand times in the last month or so desperately wanting to post.  However, I made myself wait because I was in the midst of the revisions the agent suggested and thought my time and energy would be best directed there. 

As of 10:33 p.m. last night I completed those revisions.  Now I get the joy of turning them over to a really great critique group I found in my new hometown (P.S. I moved to Colorado last October).  I'm sure those good folks will have lots of suggestions for me, but the major overhaul is done and I can't tell you how good that feels. 

I'm hoping to have it all shiny and pretty and ready to submit on June 2nd of this year which is the one year anniversary of the initial phone call from the agent.  I'll submit it sooner, of course if my critique group has no major issues (That, however, is probably positive thinking to the point of self delusion).

So that's it.  That's my big news.

Now onto your big news! Though I haven't posted or commented I have been out there lurking in the blogosphere over the last few months and I want to give a belated Whoo Hoo! to Talli Roland for the publication of her book The Hating Game, to Jessica Bell for the upcoming release of her book String Bridge (check out the book trailer. How cool is that?), to Carolina Valdez Miller for signing with Vickie Motter of Andrea Hurst Literary Management and to Jen Daiker for getting her manuscript ready to query. 

I know there are lots of other exciting and wonderful things I missed out on only being able to nibble around the edges of your blogs for the last six months, so please post your exciting news, writerly or otherwise, in the comments so I can pass along my congratulations.

Though my posts and comments won't happen on any kind of regular basis for awhile (still adjusting to being the mother of two) it's good to be back and I'm looking forward to spending more time with all my blogger friends.


Lisa of In Pencil said...

Welcome back! You've been missed.

Old Kitty said...

Yay!!!! You're baaaaaaaaaack!!!! And you have a shiny new ms all ready to be nearly submitted and fingers crossed all published!!!!!!!! Yay!!

The blogworld is a better brighter place now that you're back!

P.s. How is your little baby?!?! One of your very last blog posts was baby arriving!! Awwwww!!!

Take care

Anne Gallagher said...

Welocme back. And congratulations on finishing revisions. That's great news.

My news -- I've finished my latest WiP and will be querying soon myself.

Heather Kelly said...

Congrats on finishing the revision!! That's something to celebrate--I hope you have a glass of wine or a piece of cake or a long, sudsy bath. :)

Sarah said...

Congratulations on finishing your revision--you must feel great! I hope you get some good feedback from your crit group!

Sophia Richardson said...

Good to have you back and congrats on finishing the revision!
- Sophia.

Jo Schaffer said...

Exciting! Way to go! (=