Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Monthly Roundup...(February)

I can’t believe that another month is about to end. This year is just speeding by. Which is more than I can say about my writing. The faster the year goes, the slower my writing seems to become.

The number of query letters that I have sent out this month is dismal. My excuse - life got in the way. Plus, it is a short month - those extra two or three days could have made all the difference to my stats. (yeh, right - who am I trying to kid…)

But, what I did send out got results. So here’s the numbers (try not to laugh !!!)

3 queries sent out with two positive responses

1. Book Review query that was accepted and will be published in Inkthinker’s Notes in the Margin.

2. Query sent for online travel project that I found on forum. Got an e-mail back today saying they’d like me to work on part of the project.

3. Query sent for a paid blogging postion I found advertised on, a site that lists blogger jobs. So far, no response. But I’m keeping my fingers (and toes) crossed.


So what, you might ask, did I do this month? Well, I wish I knew. The month just seemed to fly by. I did

- paint the bathroom (finally)

- spend 5 days trying to work out ‘Where’s Wendy?’ But it was worth it - I was a runner-up (okay, there were only 5 of us and I think I was 5th) and as a result have the opportunity to have lunch with Wendy (if I ever get to New York). If you ask me, having lunch with a columnist for Conde Nast Traveler magazine is worth a trip to New York!!!

- wrote 6 posts for Vagablond blog (this is unpaid so am not including it in my stats)

- worked at the hospital…lots of bad bugs there at the moment so spent a lot of my non-work time outside in the fresh air!!!

- lost valuable writing time (?) watching TV, eating, socializing, and sleeping…


But all is not lost. I do have 10 query letters sitting in the computer in various stages of completion…

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Anonymous said...

Lunch with Wendy then dinner with me in Connecticut?

Let me know if you ever make the trip!


Kristen King, Inkthinker said...

Sounds like you've had a very busy month! Good job.



Karen, sounds like a plan. Now if I could only find a way to get someone to sponser a trip to New York...right now that's about the only way I'll be making it to the States...

Kristen, the recent Notes in the Margin is great, especially the article on writing scams (and of course my book review)

Cheers, Liz

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