Wednesday, June 9, 2010

How Goes It

Greetings! I'm writing you from June!! Yes. It's been too long since I blogged. First of all, I am on VACATION! The first one in many, many years. And I am spending it, not in some glorious locale, but in front of my computer. Where I usually am. Sigh. But this time, I'm using that computer time to gather intel on agents... and write the ever painful query. **shudders** I've yet to send any, but they are written. I like to think they are "simmering." I'll let you know.

I'm also deep into my new Work In Progress! After so many months of editing, it's hard to remember to write crap. I want to stop and make it perfect, and now is not the time for that. Now is the time to get the story down.

I finally went to the library and updated my card. My local library NEVER has what I want, but I can go online and order, then wait for an email to pick them up. A most awesome service! I really need to read more. I've found a bunch of free classics online as ebooks (which is sort of dumb, since I don't have an e-reader - and that means more time sitting in my office chair reading), but it's so important to read your genre. And I cannot afford new books, so the library it is. I'm glad it's there.

What about you? Do you buy new, used, library? Trade books with friends? Rob wayward B&N trucks? You can tell me....


  1. I buy AWer books - usually a couple a month. I really can't afford it either but its the one luxury I allow myself. It feels too great supporting friends! John Sandford is another one I buy right when they come out. Other than that - I hit my goodwill & library book sales. There is never enough time to read them all but it doesn't stop me from turning down a .50 steal! :)

  2. I buy new books and trade with friends. Good luck on your query!

  3. I agree, June. :) And thank you Aubrie! :) trading is also good - me and my sister do that!

  4. Bettie! I know how you feel lady. Just write and write what's in your head... tell the editing part of your brain to go away and soon she will be allowed to come out an play once again!

    Good luck when you send those queries out. You know I'm rooting for you!!

  5. Thank you my friend - next post in regards to subbing.. oh yeah