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Monday, June 7, 2010

Checklist for Today

Good morning! As I sit with my cup of coffee, rubbing the sleep from my eyes, I am creating the ever-present List Of Things To Do for today.

Because much of the Getting Published process is a waiting game, there isn't always a lot you can do once those queries have gone out. Nevertheless, I do have some items to add to my checklist:

1) Send in first chapter for critique to the Christian Writers Guild
2) Put those hard-copy letters to the music publishers in the mail (requires stamps that aren't Christmasy!)
3) Revise my query based on feedback from Phoenix Sullivan
4) Find and clean up a few pieces of previous writing, suitable for blog-posting

I am happy to say that I have already completed item #1. Yay, Go Me! I can't wait to get my critique back, but it could take over a month (ugh- more waiting!) So be patient with the update.

I have more on my list but mostly it is boring stuff you don't want to read about- like laundry and vacuuming and watering flowers. Wondering what to add to your list today? How about reading a devotional message on http://www.coachkvh.org/!

"This is the day that the Lord has made; I will rejoice and be glad in it!"

Have a great day!

1 comment:

Michelle Massaro said...

update: It is 11:45 and I have finished another big item on my list- revising my query. Ya know, every time I think I can't improve it I figure out a way to do it. I'm so glad for sites like those I listed in my recent post for all the helpful feedback! Especially Phoenix Sullivan who has given me the most back-and-forth discussion on it than any of the others.