Monday, March 15, 2010

Changes and Twists

My body hasn't adjusted to the time change. Getting up this morning was brutal.

The sun is shining on my snow-free yard, reminding me of all the work that needs to be done. A little overwhelming this time of year with all the cleaning and painting that has to be done. Time for a list.

At least I'll have time to get started on that list since my pitch wasn't chosen by Desire so I can stop writing non-stop and take a breath. I thought I had a good idea with a nice twist for my story, so I'm a little concerned my twist might be a little too "twisty" for them. Of course, as soon as I received the email I stopped writing. However, I have most of the book written and will finish it up by the end of the month. The first three chapters have been critiqued and polished so I plan to write the synopsis and send in a proposal the normal way.

Deadline: March 31st.


Janet said...

Drat! Had my fingers crossed for you, Anne! But glad to hear that you're going to get back in the chair and you have a goal with a timeline.

And I hear you on that extra hour - I just can't get into my morning routine.

Rachael Johns said...

Good luck with your deadline! At least the pitch made you write like the wind.

Good luck with your sub :)

Anne MacFarlane said...

Thanks Janet and Rachael. I'm sure I wouldn't be nearly where I am, if I hadn't entered the pitch contest. So, it's all good.

Cat Schield said...

Bummer about the pitch. I was hoping you'd make it. Don't forget, it's not the quality of your story or the writing, it all comes down to those two lines.

And I might point out that they haven't bought anyone out of the last 2 pitches. So, I'm not sure it's all that.

Anne MacFarlane said...

Cat, I don't think they've bought anyone out of any of the last several pitches for any of the lines. Writing a pitch is so different from writing a whole book, it's really not surprising.