Just an update. My query letter is officially ready to send out. My novel, however...well, I decided to add a last minute scene. It's not a make it or break it scene for the novel as a whole, but a scene that is very befitting and would be somewhat expected of the MC. I absolutely love this scene and how it's working out. So, I will finish editing/revising it, send it to betas to have a look and then it will be pretty much done. I am still going through and fixing little sentences here and there, but at this point I know I am getting nit-picky and have to be careful not to let myself get ridiculously caught up in that kind of thing. The novel is pretty solid I feel and I'm excited to share this story with others. I'm also working on the synopsis (another form of torture), but since there are many agents who don't ask for them, I might just begin querying to those agents while I finish working on it. Therefore, that means that I might actually be querying very close to the goal I set for myself (mid-Jan). It might be one week more, depending on when I get feedback from BETAs and what comments/suggestions they make, but man am I close. Now where did I put that bottle of Kendall Jackson? Oh, wait a minute, I haven't had any since my girls were born almost 5 years ago. Aack. Time for that to change :-)
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