divawriter (divawriter) wrote,

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Kick in the Can

I finally have the proverbial kick in the butt that I need to jump back into my current WIP.  There's just something about the holidays that zaps my creativity, and for some reason it's taking me longer this year to bounce back from all of the festivities.  I think my muse took a longer vacation than I did.  Damn her!

Besides that, it's been so long since I've posted anything on my blog that I feel totally out of the loop!  I am making a concerted effort to post more this year and to start running giveaways as well. 

I have kicked off my new enthusiasm by signing up for the Western Washington SCBWI Regional conference in April.  Not only did I sign up for the conference, I (eek!) signed up for a manuscript consultation as well.  Yes, that means I get to pay someone to rip apart my hard work.  But I'm okay with that.  Last year literary agent Sarah Davies had some inspiring and positive comments that have carried me through the rest of this year.  However, that inspiration was a bit short-lived, as I've ended up shelving that ms for now because the contemporary market is such a bleak and dismal world right now.  So what am I working on now? 

A contemporary. 

I'm just a glutton for punishment I guess.  But, I do have an excuse.  It is not only contemporay, but there is a mystery element to it as well.  I'm really excited about this and where it goes and can't wait to dive further into my characters.  Plus, one of my fabulous crit partners, who also happens to be agented, has said that her agent told her that the contemporary market may be making a come back.  So this gives me hope!
Tags: agent, conference, manuscript, ms, scbwi
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