Today’s Progress

I’m working on some items for my agent today, as well as–guess!–that’s right, my website.

My agent signed me on the strength of my first book, The Famiglia, about a year ago. Since then, I’ve been working on the sequel, On the Heat. I recently sent her the first few chapters of OtH, and a synopsis of the book–I’m around the 75% mark, so I am finally ready to commit to an ending.

Well, she liked it, and she thinks she’ll get some interest in it. So I have to give her a bio, an overview of the series, the synopses for both books, and my changes to the first book’s manuscript. So armed, she is ready to start talking to editors about it.

It’s exciting, yes. But it’s daunting, too. The bio is supposed to be germane to the series, which means it is different from all the bios I’ve written for myself in the past–and I hate writing bios for myself. And much as I think I have a pretty clear idea of where I’m heading with the series, it’s not so easy to commit it to paper.

So that’s what I’m up to. I’m also going to be spending an hour or two writing this afternoon; my current target is 1,000 words a day, or 5,000 a week, and last week was about half of that. But this week is what matters.

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