Wednesday, January 04, 2006

Back in the Saddle

As the publishing world comes back to life after a voluntary vacation, I sit on pins and needles waiting to hear from my agent. So I guess that qualifies as back in the saddle again. Since I knew I wouldn't hear from anyone until this time I was able to actually relax. Enjoy the holiday. Remember when I was bellyaching about not hearing from an agent for weeks and weeks? This is infinitely worse. I am such a baby. Really, no self control or patience at all.

But at least I have an agent. Funny how that is no longer enough. Now I want a sale. I guess I always wanted one, but one step at a time, eh? I am sure after the sale of my YA Skate series, I will want to sell a different type of YA book, just to proove that it's me, not the topic. Then maybe another series. Then an anthology. Then I think I will want to do some adult single titles too. Or maybe a series. See. The human soul is a greedy thing.

Doing well on the diet front. Am afraid of looking at the scale. Did make it to the gym on Monday, but not yesterday. I took a nap yesterday instead. Hey! So not my fault. I woke up at three am and couldn't get back to sleep. Had to go to bed!

Got a huge checky yesterday that I wasn't expecting. YAY! We are starting out the New Year on the right foot. Now a sale would really help things! I am loving actually having money in the bank. Nothing like knowing that if an emergency arises that you have the cash. I think I should get started on my nonfiction again just to add to it!


Rachel Vincent said...

Wonderful blog topic for today, if I do say so myself. And yeah, I'm feeling those same pins and needles. And I also want more. As soon as I accomplish one thing (getting an agent), I focus on something new (making a sale). It's a vicious cycle.

On the diet front, I'm taking baby steps. I had a grilled chicken sald for lunch, and even gave up the ranch dressing in favor of zesty italian, which has fewer calories and less fat. Yea me!

Diana Peterfreund said...

"just to proove that it's me, not the topic."

Oh boy, do I hear you on that, sister!

But you and rachel are right to be focusing on the next step in the process. The agent's not just there to look pretty. ;-)

Robin Caroll said...

Good luck! I hope you get that sale...and SOON! :)

Elisabeth Naughton said...

Naps are vedy vedy good. I'm jealous you could nap in the middle of the day.

YA is hot right now. I'm sure you'll be getting that "sale" call real soon. :)

SavvyChick said...

It's the "Hurry up and Wait" syndrome between agent acceptance and first sale. I know you will have great news to share very soon. Just jump back into the next project and stay focused...with lots of naps in between :)