Friday, April 30, 2010

Insomnia crash

I'm still off my medication, so my sleep's been nightmarish. Insomnia's not really the right term. I think my last doctor had it right; I've got irregular phase disorder, which means I am sleepy at utterly random intervals. 3pm might feel like the middle of the night to me while I've spent many long nights just tooling around, waiting for sleep to come. It's hard to mother a baby this way, but I hope it won't last too long.

Meanwhile, I have made good progress on my agent subs, all things considered. I've gotten 5 out (that's not a lot by any means, but slow and steady is how I'm going to have to do it) and 2 have already resulted in rejections (also not a big deal - most of these are going to generate rejections. There are a lot of aspiring writers competing for a few slots here.) 1 has resulted in a request for pages - that's the really good news. I need to get still more out. It's my goal to have 12 out at any given time, meaning once I get up to 12, I'll send another out each time I get a rejection. I'll have to do this slow and steady, though.

Today I wasn't up to doing query letters, so I read another novel for research. The less said about the novel, the better. It was awful, from beginning to end. I'm so glad I got that over with!!!!

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