Critique Sisters arrived as well as the notes of my wonderfully supportive friend Carolina and I spent the week entering them then doing a final read through out loud to my ever helpful other half. It feels good, solid, and compelling, it feels done. Well, not done in the sense that I won't have to edit again once I get an agent (because one almost always has to edit upon signing with an agent), but highly polished and ready to submit. Yep, To Ride A Puca is out on submission! Whoo hoo!
Now that I've hit send on the very first submission I think I shall go throw up. Just kidding, the submission butterflies migrate after you've been doing this for a while. At least until the requests start coming in. Then it's nervousville all over again and the butterflies start hatching in my tummy. Speaking of querying, this Wednesday I'll be posting my query letter at the Critique Sisters Corner for feedback and to help others with the query refining process. Be sure to stop by! For an in depth discussion on querying join us tonight on the #WritersRoad chat on twitter at 6:00pm PT.
So what am I going to do next? This weekend I'm off to Washington for the SCBWI Western Washington conference and a much needed visit with my Critique Sisters. My sisters and I will raise a glass to celebrate then I'll crack down and get conferencing. After that I'll listen to whatever music strikes my fancy, read many of the great books that have been sitting patiently on my to be read pile, and allow the steampunk novel that's percolating in my head to start to take form. By the way, the picture is of a replica of Stonehenge in Washington.