With query letters for my current manuscript out to some agents (I’ve had my first response and it was a request for the full — Yay!), I’ve been trying to catch up with some other work. After the DVD magazine I worked for was closed, a colleague of mine and I decided we’d start our own DVD website. We did at www.discdish.com. If you like watching movies and TV shows on DVD and/or Blu-ray, check it out. We write about when titles are coming, review titles, and interview actors and filmmakers, like Terry Gilliam, director of The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus, talking about how he completed the movie after the death of Heath Ledger.
I had planned to start writing my next book next week, as I needed to get a lot done on Disc Dish, but by Wednesday, the story had been talking so loudly in my head, I couldn’t resist opening a new Word document. I typed up the first paragraph, then my husband came downstairs for dinner. 🙂
But it felt great to have that first paragraph down.
Writing for Disc Dish is a lot of fun too. I’m a total movie geek, and it’s great fun to write about the titles that are coming up and review them before they come out.
But letting my own story out onto paper — well, a Word doc — is exciting, even if it was only a paragraph.
Next week, I’m going to start carving out time to write the new book, so I’ll start putting my word counts on the blog again, like I did with my last book.
In the meantime, have a great Easter!
Yea for getting a request for a full manuscript and starting a new book. I’m starting a new one too and going to start querying soon.
Thanks, Natalie. We’ll see what happens.
Congratulations on starting your new book. We can compare word counts and keep each other motivated. 🙂
And good luck when you start querying. It took me ages to get a story pitch I really liked, but it’s worth it to spend the time.
Congrats, on the request for a full! It’s so tough being in a business where there’s so much waiting involved. Starting a new project is a great idea.
I wish you the best on your agent search! 🙂
Thanks, Beverley. You’re right, the waiting can be so hard. I’m trying not to obsessively check my email and instead focus on my next book. If I could forget I’ve sent out the queries, that would be ideal, but I don’t think that’s going to happen. hahaha