Holy cow, how did it get to be the middle of May already? Coz where I live, we had snow on the ground yesterday morning. I bravely tilled my vegetable garden and dug around in my flower beds, but I just don’t know if that ground is going to be warm enough for planting by next weekend. The old-timers around here will tell you not to plant your garden until Memorial Day weekend, but Memorial Day is later this year, so I want to plant next weekend already. Wish me luck with that.
I have however started work on my goal for the month. I have edited through chapter seven of my novel, “Finding the Way Home”. Right now it has 39 chapters, so that means I am 17% done. Hmm. That’s not so hot. Oh, I don’t have too much on the personal agenda for the next two weeks, so I am hopeful I can do this.
The other thing I really wanted to work on this month was to try to find a home for “Finding Home”. Either a publisher or an agent. I wish I could fit a writers’ conference into my schedule, but besides the cost, I can’t get much time off from the day job. I don’t understand why you need to pretty much meet an agent in person to get them to look at your stuff. It has to be totally impossible for some people to make it to any writers’ conferences, between cost and distance. It hardly seems fair. It’s one of those things I’ll never figure out. Which is why it will probably take a long time to get this novel published. So I guess I will just keep editing it.
What about you? Have you met any agents at any writers’ conferences? And have you heard as well that that is the crucial step to getting an agent?