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I just picked up In The Shadow of Blackbirds from the library. Excited to dive in! I also requested several other awesome books and am looking forward to my upcoming selections.
What I'm Writing:
My goal is to get to 45k by the end of the week. I'm at 39k, so I think it's feasible. We'll see. I'm still loving the story and the direction it's taken. I recently discovered one of my characters suffers anxiety attacks. Doing research on it has been quite interesting and eye opening.
What Inspires Me Right Now:
People who put themselves out there. The odds are not often in our favor, but still pursuing your dream despite the lack of chances takes guts, perseverance, and a healthy dose of reality (because living in dreamland can at times cause our expectations to skyrocket). But as long as you move forward, work hard, and keep trying, it can happen!
What Else I've Been Up To:
I entered the Sun Vs. Snow contest held my Michelle Hauk and Amy Truebloo and was chosen for Team Sun by Amy! I feel very humbled and honored. The mentors and other participants provided insightful critiques to my query and first 250 words, and I was able to revise them over the last few days. I sent my new versions of both yesterday. Now I just sit and wait until Saturday when the entries are posted and the agents start making requests. Fingers crossed that I get some bites!
What have you been up to?