Query Season has kicked off for DM. That means I’m sending out three queries a day to agents until I have 50 queries out. Then I will pause and see how the responses are going. I have an agent list that I put together back in July for this book. It’s a long list because, well, I’m a cautious optimist.
So far, it’s been the best query season yet. This is the first time I’ve ever gotten full requests on the first batch of queries. It’s incredibly exciting and nail-biting. I would be thrilled to work with any of the agents reading my full right now.
AUDIO BOOK MOMENTUM
I approved the first 15 minutes of my audiobook in early August. My amazing narrator has been bogged down in upper respiratory issues, but she is on the mend. She plans to have the final audiobook to me October 15th. Then I have to review and approve it. And then it will go live on Audible.com sometime in mid to late November.
SEQUEL DRAFTING FOR SIX TRAIN
I finalized my outline for Six Train’s sequel last week. I started drafting the rough draft of the sequel. I’m being ambitious and setting a word count of 1500 words a day, 5 days a week. If all goes according to plan, I will have a rough draft by December. It will need time to breathe, then a round of revisions, then beta reading, and revisions after that, but the most time consuming part is the drafting and the time it’s with betas.
BALTIMORE BOOK FESTIVAL
I was one of the authors selected to be in the author tent at the Baltimore Book Festival on September 27th from 12 pm to 8 pm. It’s a nice chunk of the day I’ll be hanging out there. Come chat about books and if you want a personalized copy of Six Train they will be available. I’m also going to have a little giveaway going on too.
THE GIRL WHO IGNORED GHOSTS STATUS
My editorial revisions were turned in before I went to WI. I’m waiting on line edits from my editor.
I don’t think I remembered to report book sales in June or July. Sorry about that. Anyway, June was a writing month and not a promoting month. July was mostly a promoting month.
June: 7 books
July: 41 books