Last Thursday I emailed my partial submissions and synopsis to the two agents who had requested it from ORACON. It was the scariest send I’d ever made. But I am determined to see this thing through to the end.
It will be at least a couple of months before I hear anything back. Most likely that will be a rejection email, but one or both could also ask for the full manuscript for further review. Honestly, I am expecting the rejection. It would be crazy if I got lucky enough on my first two tries to have some sort of success.
Either way, I’m moving forward. Today I began book two, Reap & Redeem. I’ve wrote the first 915 words this afternoon. Only 84,085 more to go! I have the next nine days to work on it during my staycation.
Here is the opening paragraph (which will likely change a dozen more times):
Kylen kicked the head across the dark, windowless room with his steel-toed boot, his scythe still dripping with blood. He straightened to his full height and tilted his neck side-to-side, listening to his spine crack and pop. This was getting too easy.
Nothing like starting out with a bang. My last novel began with a whimper, so I had to add a prologue to spice it up a bit. See, I’m learning.
In fact, I’ve learned a lot.
I actually tried to do some plotting this afternoon but finally ended up just jumping in. Plot be damned, it was time for things to start happening. And they did.
On to Chapter Two.