Another chapter in Wren's story done. I really should get back to Mariah and Ethan soon, but poor Wren has been waiting so long.
I ordered the manuscript copies of Living Sacrifice to ask a few friends to read and mark up. I am hoping to ask them as soon as the copies arrive. After they are finished, I can get working on the second draft and then looking for an agent.
I am not nervous about the process yet, but I am certain I will be by the time it comes time to write all the documentation to send: query letters, synopsis, and other miscellaneous stuff. It is strange how writing a novel can come with little effort, but query letters stop me cold.
I shall have to get over this problem of awkwardness when actually speaking with people face to face about my books. I can ramble on for hours on the page without a problem, but put me in a conversation with a person who has never read my work and I get a horrible tongue cramp. I even stumble over words in conversations about other topics. I sometimes feel as though my mouth is shoe-shaped. Even my fingers occasionally get athlete's foot. :) Such is the life of a human, I suppose. The Lord likes to keep me humble. I don't mind. I would rather be humble that proud. The Bible is quite clear that He opposes them, and I wouldn't want to be on the wrong side of His wrath.
- Rachel Rossano