As an early birthday present to myself, I activated the Very Specific Plan I mentioned last log post. This involved mailing (yes, mailing–people still do that!) a cover letter, synopsis, first three chapters, and a self-addressed stamped envelope directly to the young adult acquisitions editor for Tor, one of my favorite publishers of fantasy. Now I wait for six months to hear back. “Why?” you may ask. I really don’t know. This is what I felt compelled to do with this particular project, so I listened to my instincts. I firmly expect a rejection from Tor (after all, they receive thousands of manuscripts every year in the mail), but for now I’m content to wait and get back to work onĀ The Salt Pine Prince. Finally!

One of my New Year’s Resolution was to drastically cut back on Facebook time, and so far it’s been a success. I don’t log in very often and when I do it’s just for a few minutes. And I’m really much happier for it! Surprisingly, I don’t miss it, though I do miss feeling more connected to family and friends. This actually leads into my next resolution, which is to get/stay more in contact with family and friends in other ways. Like mailing letters, calling, and making more of an effort to visit. As an introvert, the struggle to maintain relationships is real, but that doesn’t mean I can’t try!

Anyway, back to Delaterra I go!