On Thursday, I emailed my revised manuscript off to my agent and editor. What happens now? I wait for my editor's new comments. When she sends those back, I'll go over the book again and make more changes. I'm hoping that these will only be minor changes, but you never know.
In the meantime, I'll be catching up on things I've let slide over the past few months. Gardening. Cleaning. Cooking...basically everything else in life.
In addition, I'd like to have a contest. One of the things I've learned as I've walked through this process is how wonderful the writing community is. (Okay, I already knew that, but this process has just underscored that belief!) You guys have been so great and supportive. I want to give something back.
Giving back is something I truly believe in. When I was growing up, my mom called it "being nice". Now, we say "giving back". But it boils down to the same thing. Reaching out and doing something for other people.
I don't think we do enough of this.
I would like to change that. I'm still working out the details, but on Monday I'll announce the details of my Super Awesome Contest of Niceness.
Until then, I leave you with a picture of my son holding this super cute puppy! (Isn't she adorable? She's not ours. Have to work on the husband for that one!)