So Here’s What Happened this Week (January 20, 2012)

What I Did: Read out loud Chapter 16 to the END of my novel. After 8 months of writing, drafting, revising, critiques and blood, sweat, and tears – 361 pages, 100,988 words :

I FINISHED MY NOVEL!!!

Thanks to my mom, dad, sister, and neighbor/friend, Denise who read the book. They were not included in last week’s rant about people not reading it (you people know who you are, but I don’t think you read my blog either!!) because I had not sent it to them yet.

I sent out a few email queries and got 3 rejections so far. I’m oddly proud of these rejections…and it feels great to finally be able to start marketing this thing.

Went from 728 Twitter Followers to 801

What I Read: The Art of Fielding by Chad Harbach (I could not put this book down. Highly recommended!!!)

                               Save the Cat by Blake Snyder. I think I was officially the last writer on the planet to read this book that everybody’s talking about.

What I Saw: Moneyball. Between that and reading The Art of Fielding, I am so ready for spring training to start!!!

Helpful Links I Found This Week

 The Most Important Thing an Aspiring Author Needs to Know

 7 Myths of Being a Published Author