Tuesday, January 3, 2012
The Benefits of a Break
Hope the holiday season has rejuvenated and refreshed everyone. And I also hope that 2012 will be a great year in each and every way, for all of us.
The two week break that I took from blogging as well as other things in life has refreshed me in several ways: I have come back with a renewed vigour to tackle the onerous task of querying a new bunch of agents, with a query that I think is quite decent. I utilized the break to research more agents (aren't I funny).
During my break I caught up with family and close friends, went out for lunches ( as the college was closed for the Christmas holidays) and read and read.
is one pleasure that I would hate to give up in life. The relaxed pace of life
has helped me quite a bit. It has literally lulled my writing stress to sleep.
Thank God, for that. Reading
I am also excited about the book I am writing. I have finished one-third of the story (though this is just the first draft). The remaining two-thirds has me excited beyond measure. I hope to finish the first draft by the end of this month. Another thing that I am enjoying is going with the flow for this current story.
I think putting away the Middle Grade Paranormal Trilogy and moving away from it: both mentally and physically, has done me a world of good. I am fretting less and my stress level too has come down. Perhaps it was not the right time for that story. Maybe, God meant for me to write that story later.
I also connected with two awesome writers; one from
and the other from .
In one of my emails with Angela Ackerman, while we were discussing my
submission process, Angela volunteered to help me polish my query. Dear Angela has been simply awesome with her
insight. Gosh, just by going through my query she has grasped my story. With
Angela’s help I have managed to write a decent query. My fingers are crossed. America
Another awesome writer from
, Mark Noce has volunteered to read my collection of stories (Mark sure is a brave
guy). I am sure that he will come up with an amazing insight where my stories
are concerned. America
I also want to thank each and every one of you for all the support you all have extended to me and my blog and for being a part of my writing life. Just wanted to let you all know, that I missed you all a lot.
Now tell me, what did you all do during the holiday season and what are your plans for this year. I am eager to hear it all.