Feeling super motivated for February

So February is here and I am feeling so motivated and positive about writing at the moment. Maybe working through The Artist’s Way really is working for me, who knows! I’m not going to question where my sudden influx of energy has come from, I’m just going to roll with it. I’ve started querying Vulpini again, I’ve submitted to a few short story competitions and I even tried my hand at flash fiction for a new challenge.

I’ve also started trying to be more organised, setting myself monthly goals and mixing it up with different things so I don’t get burnt out just writing Wolfrik, getting despondent over Vulpini queries, or obsessing over short story competitions. I even bought a new diary (any excuse for new stationary) that has all these super helpful trackers and goals sections. I feel so mature about it until I remember I also write in new game releases in there and earlier wrote when preorders would go live for Final Fantasy XIV: Shadowbringers.

Query Tracker

I’ve been using Query Tracker for some time to track my queries (surprise, surprise) and it’s really useful for seeing the normal responses and time frames for queries etc. However, recently I decided to take advantage of their forums and get some advice on re-working my query and synopsis. I’ve had some really good feedback and so I’m hoping that future queries I send out will have a bit more of a kick to them.

Re-submitting queries

So after two years and heavy revision of my manuscript, I’ve decided to start re-submitting queries to agents. My original goal in editing my manuscript was to self-publish using Smashwords and Create Space, but after all the work I’ve put in, it seemed like it would be worth trying a few more agents. Definitely worth trying, but I did completely forget how 31nerve-wracking it is to send out your query to agents and then have to sit still waiting for a response.