Last week was a good week, bloggy friends.
I worked a holiday and a weekend, so I get extra money on my next paycheck. I did things at the hospital that were new, exciting, and gross to most people, so I won't tell you what they were. I had some really cool patients, and some really not-cool patients.
I went shopping for my brother-in-law's wedding stuff on Friday--did I mention I"m in charge of table decorations, flowers, and the general aesthetic of the event?
I also finished revising my novel.
I was talking with hubby about it, bemoaning for the millionth time that I didn't keep exact count of how much I cut and wrote anew, but I think it's safe to say that I rewrote at least half that bad boy--completely rewrote. It was a lot of work, but I'm pleased and proud of the outcome. It's now in the hands of my critique partners.
So this led into another first: I started writing my first query letter. Then I wrote another one, and another one. I ended up with three totally different queries, each one emphasizing a different theme and spin on the novel. Hubby read them and decided which was the overall best (the first), but suggested using a line or two from one of the others in place of the original.
I feel so grown-up as a writer.
Oh, and I started a spreadsheet for agents. I tell you, I don't know jack crap about agents. There are only a handful I'm aware of through the blogosphere/Twitter, and only a few of them would be an appropriate match for my novel. So, I'm hunting.
How are you? Staying cool? Drinking water? Nurse Summer says: heat is not excuse not to exercise!
(Writer Summer says: my office is so dark and cool.)