Thanksgiving is just a few days away; I think I need a moment to catch my breath.
At least my writing goal has been met. I wanted to be finished with my novel by this time, and it is currently being reviewed by my beta. I'm crossing my fingers in hopes of not having to correct too many things. Over the weekend I wrote my query letter, also. For my non-writing friends, the query letter is what is to sent to agents to get an agent's interest. They are difficult to write because they need to be short and concise while summarizing the story well enough that the agent wants to know/read more. My query is being reviewed now, too, and I'm sure I'll have a few more drafts before it is sent out to anybody.
That being said, I've got some down time since I'm waiting for feedback. And I'm trying to enjoy it. During the past week, I've done some reorganizing around my house because I can't stand clutter. I finished reading one book before starting another one on Saturday. I finished that one yesterday (Sunday). I have many more books I'd like to read, but I'm not sure which one I want to start on next. Plus I keep getting ideas for the next book I'm going to write, which has me excited about starting that project. I need this break, though. This is a busy time of the year, and I would like to enjoy it. Especially the Christmas season; it's my favorite time of the year.
Hopefully I'll have a perfected query letter by January so I can start sending it out. Now if I could just accomplish my goal of being published next year, I'd be all set. We'll see how that goes! :)