During this highly abnormal time of COVID-19, I’ve found it interesting when people say they have a hard time coming up with things to do during the day. Some say they don’t get out of their pajamas or find themselves losing track of days. That makes me scratch my head.
Don’t get me wrong. The days for me are blurring together too and I’ve come to appreciate the small liberties we all used to enjoy, such as going to the store without having to wear a face mask and rubber gloves. Imagine: grocery shopping without fear. I long for the days I can go back to the mall. And thank you to everyone out there, whether you’re a doctor, nurse or grocery worker, helping to keep us all healthy and fed!
I’ve worked from home for about two years as a free-lance writer, editor and communications consultant. I already had a routine down. While my free-lance work has slowed, I’m finally finding time to finish rewrites on my book, “Restoration.” I’m learning that working as a novelist is a really hard job!
I sent my book to a New York publishing company in the fall last year and the editor told me that while there is much to like about the story, it needed work. So that’s what I’ve been doing. Working on it … and working some more on it … and some more and some more and some more!
I’ve finally gotten it to the stage where I’m sending query letters, synopses, and portions of it to literary agencies for possible agent representation. All I can say is, ‘It’s exhausting!’ I have a new-found respect for how tough it is to write a book, write a synopsis, write a query, research possible agents and publishing companies, etc., etc., etc.