The end of the year is looming once more. I seriously don't know where the entire year goes. I do know the beginning of 2014 will either be filled with lots of good things or more plodding along. Why? you ask. Let me tell you.
First off, my entry to the Henson Co.'s Author Quest. It has been sent is out of my hands and into someone else's. They are notifying the top 5 on January 7th. Should I be deemed worthy, I will then have to write out the entire 50,000 word novel that they want written. It's a bit anxiety-inducing and exciting all rolled into one. Lots of nail-biting will be happening.
Second, I've been querying. MOTHER OF MONSTERS is out with an agent who closed to submissions right after I sent it and will be getting through everything in her inbox by January 6th.
Third, while I'm waiting to hear back on MOTHER OF MONSTERS, I sent out THE SOLUTION (because it matched better with other agents. Not every agent reps the same things which makes it difficult to write in varied genres.) Anyway, one of the agents it's out with has promised to respond to everything sent to her before the 20th by Christmas. This means I'll know on one whether or not a full will be sent or if I'll be getting another rejection to add to the wall in my stocking.
Fourth, which may or may not be an issue, is ABNA. In past years the Amazon Breakthrough Novel Award has been announced around the end of November to the beginning of December. As of today, nothing has been said. Speculation abounds that the announcement will go up on January 1st. Whether or not this is true has yet to be determined. If it does, a lot is going to ride on the first three points and if they go anywhere. If there is no ABNA for 2014, well, it'll be one less thing to worry about come January.
With all this craziness (not to mention edits, revisions and constant writing of other things) I wanted to make sure I wished everyone a very Merry Christmas. Hope all your wishes come true.