No, not dealing with health, but thought it was a way to highlight the fact that my search for agents/publishers is underway.
I used to dismiss the idea of needing an assistant and though I probably won’t have one in the near future i.e – by tomorrow, they really MUST come in handy. No, not for things like picking up dry-cleaning, but, as I sit and think more and more about the sheer volume of work looming ahead of me, it would be nice to have a bit of help.
Don’t worry though, I’m not dwelling and as that’s the case here’s a portion, emphasis on ‘portion’, of my everyday writer’s to-do list:
a) Write SOMETHING, even if it’s a paragraph.
b) Research and email/mail agents, remembering that each one is different, so a generic mail for something like this is just tacky in my opinion. Though, I’d love if I could, as it’d take less time.
c) Pick publishers I definitely want to send to and do so (unless they don’t accept unsolicited in which case the previous is more necessary).
Now if I didn’t have a regular job, this might not seem as daunting, but I do and I’m back to work on Monday and to top it all off, my department is short-staffed. Wonderful! However, this tale of obstacles will make a hell of a perseverance story when I’m published won’t it?
Readers, enjoy the day!