I hope you're all doing well and feeling fine.
The cold weather has begun here in the northeast. I don't think I was ready for it, but it's nothing unusual. We really didn't have much of a spring and summer was cooler than previous years.
So, on to some updates.....
I sent out my manuscript to an agency I thought would be a great fit.
Their response time is six weeks and I've got about a month to go. After going through there site and seeing the other authors they represent, I'm not so sure I'll hear back from them. They represent some authors who I love and in going through my novel a million and one times, well, I'm not so sure it's up to their standards.
I felt 100% confident writing my novel, but now that it's finished, self doubt is setting in and I keep going over and over everything in my head.
I've been researching self publishing as a backup and LOL!, the more I think about putting myself and my work out there the more nervous I get. You know how it goes, right? What if people don't like it. What if it gets bad reviews. What if no one buys the book. Etc., etc.
Plus, being an introvert doesn't help. I've never been good at marketing, sales and promotion.
To be honest, I would love to receive that email or call of acceptance from the agency.
But, like I said, I'm pretty sure my novel isn't up to their standards.
On to computer problems.
I thought my entire laptop was dead, but turns out it's the hard drive. Thank goodness for that.
It'll be some time before I can replace it, but at least it's not the whole computer.
And lastly, as you can see, I'm updating the site. I love the purple. It's my all time fave color, but the site needs a more professional look and feel. (Hopefully, it'll turn out that way when I'm done.)
I designed a cover for my novel for the heck of it and that's the background I'm using on the site now.
I've also updated all social media sites: FB, Twitter, Google+, etc. with the same design. Going for a consistent look. ;) Not thrilled with the photo of myself, but it's the best one I've got and not that old.
Really don't like having pics taken. They never turn out well. lol.
I think that's it for now. Stop on by FB, Twitter, etc. any time. You can find the links throughout the site.
Have a great weekend, my friends.