Sunday, January 1, 2012

The Epic Year of Querying

As some of you may have noticed, I didn't post last week.  I was planning on it, I truly was, but I was also at my grandmother's house, which doesn't have wireless internet.  So, instead, I decided to skip the week and take a Christmas vacation.

This year I'm going to be doing a few things different on my blog.  First of all, if you will kindly look to the sidebar, you will see a box entitled 'The Epic Year of Querying'.  This is where I will keep all of you updated on the progress of my writing/editing/querying.  I will update it every week along with my blog post.

Also, this year I will be doing my best to put my blog more in the eye of the writing public.  This means that you could see things such as guest blogs, character interviews, reviews on books, and participation in blog scavenger hunts.  I'm very excited for the first of these which should be happening in the next week or two.

This will be the year that I put myself out there.  That I look at my blogging as another step in my writing goals, rather than something I'm doing because it looked like fun.  Where I start to truly take myself seriously as a writer.  Where I don't give up on a writing project because I'm starting to feel like it needs far too much work.

It has been over a year now since I came to the realization that I am, in fact, a writer.  Since the beginning of nano 2010 I have written 9 novels.  5 of those have been pushed aside as not worth the time to edit, but the rest I'm going to do something with.  It may take a lot of editing.  It may make me want to rip the hair out of my head, but I am going to get them published!

I have two close friends also taking part in the Epic Year of Querying with me:

Eric Satchwill
B.A. Matthews

I'm excited to see how each of us do in this challenge.

I would also like to invite anyone else who wants to join in the adventure to do so.  Comment here and leave me your blog address.  I'll make sure to add you to the total counts!!

2012 is going to be an awesome year (right up to when the world ends, of course...) I can't wait to see what it will bring!


  1. There's no getting out of it now, is there? I must query, or face eternal humiliation on your sidebar ;) Really though, I'm excited! 2012 is the Year Things Will Happen! Also the year I take Neil Gaiman's advice and Make Mistakes.

  2. Absolutely no getting out of it. We're doing it this year!! 2012 is going to be awesome!!

  3. I cannot wait to begin. I'll be bringing my friend LS Taylor over here as well. She mentioned that she wanted to do it as well. I hope to start sending out queries this month, if I can.

  4. I probably wont be starting until April or May, cause I want this book as edited as possible, but definitely the more the merrier!! The only info I need is a link to their blog, and a weekly update on queries/responses, and whatever else they would like to let us know ^^

  5. Count me in.


  6. Yay!! Another person!! I'll have you added to the counter by the end of the day ^^

  7. This sounds awesome! And very much like my goals for the year. Mind if I join in?

    Also, are we counting queries from this point on, or those which have been made for Ze Book, period? If the latter...12.

    I think keeping track of your progress publicly is a fabulous idea as well. So fabulous I may steal it, like a REAL artist! Just having a public means of accountability may do wonders for the struggling creatrix. Let's get things done!

  8. I'm in.

  9. I believe we decided that we are going as of Jan. 1, 2012. (If you have any as of that date, let me know, and I'll definitely add it.)

    Also, you will have to let me know periodically how many you have sent out. The side bar will be updated every week on Sunday.

    Now I'm going to go put both of you up!!

  10. Cool! In that case, my count is actually at 4. And sending more out today! Hooah!

    Also, I hate to be 'that' person, but you put my name up as 'K' rather than 'J Larkin.' I know the letters are right next to each other on the keyboard, so it's easy to do when you're typing quickly.

    Good luck with your WIP madness!

  11. Wow...I did too, didn't I? Sorry about that, and don't hate to be that person...sometimes my brain refuses to see what's right in front of me...