I got the chance to attend the Romantic Times Convention in New Orleans last month, and it was the most amazing time of my life. I spent almost an entire week getting to know other authors, readers, bloggers, editors, and publishers. I felt like I was at home among “my people.” It was truly a whirlwhind for me, and I “selfie’d” my way through the whole thing. You can see all the pictures I took on my Facebook profile. I’m pretty sure it’s set for public viewing if we’re not friends already.
While I was there, I had the opportunity to pitch to agent and editors/publishers. I pitched More Than That to Samhain, Entangled, Random House, and to the Bradford Agency. They all asked to see my MS, which was more than I could’ve ever imagined and I’m ecstatic… But when I got home, I decided to go through it “one more time” just to see if I needed to add anything else or take anything out. I’m a little bit of a perfectionist, and I know of at least one thing I wanted to add before I sent it in.
I got home on May 18th. It’s now June 8th (4:00am is technically tomorrow even though I haven’t been to sleep yet). And I’ve been editing ever since I got back from RT. Granted, I haven’t edited every day, nor have I edited in big chunks. I started a new job on May 19th at a large hospital in Houston’s Medical Center. I’m an xray tech, and the job is pretty physically demanding, so by the time I get home, I’m exhausted.
Still, I’m starting to wonder if I’m sabotaging myself. It’s been almost a month since I pitched and I haven’t sent anything in. I still have to work on my query letter and my synopsis. I’ve never written either before and I’m TERRIFIED.
Wish me luck. And if you see me online, ask me if I’m done editing, for the love of Pete!