Monday, February 1, 2010

Committing Myself

I’ve made a decision: I shall send my first query off this week! I have postponed it long enough, (although my dilly-dallying has yielded a finished painting [a year-long procrastination]).

There, I have committed myself publicly…

For a little confidence boost, I’m starting off my week with thanks to Mary Anne Gruen, at the Starlight blog, for passing this Superior Scribbler award on to me. I’m not sure exactly what the rules are for this one, but I feel compelled to share it with Glen, my Texan writer buddy over at Differences with the Same Likeness, whose charm and wit delight me not only in his generous comments, but on his blog where he shares anecdotes about his more than ordinary life.

I also want to thank Scott at 275 Words for sending the Happy award this way. I listed my 10 happy things over at my Unsupervised and at Large blog, where I’ve taken my brief reprieve from writing and the impending queries. Technically, I’m supposed to pass it onto 10 (or 15) other bloggers; I will, but I think I’ll procrastinate on that for a little while…

26 comments:

  1. Congrats on the awards and yay on taking the query leap! GO Bridget!

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  2. Of course, I’ve only progressed to this point with the help of my beta-readers...
    ...Yes, you!

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  3. You deserve the awards and congratulations on the query! It's a huge step I hope to take one day. For now, I'm living vicariously through others. I wish you the best Briget!

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  4. Thank you Liza, I surely do appreciate the encouragement!

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  5. Congrats on the awards! And good luck with the querying. This is an exciting time for you!!

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  6. Thanks Paul--it is exciting. My palms are sweating.

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  7. I'm so excited for you, Bridget!

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  8. Congrats on the awards, and the decision to query. I'm behind you 100%. Best of luck!

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  9. Thanks, Bane, Scott, and Susan!
    I'm just about to hit the send button...
    ...I feel sick...

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  10. Okay, I just did it. Now, I need to back away from the send and recieve button...
    ...I will not obsess...

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  11. That's a huge step sending out your query, but it seems you've prepared well for it and even created a gorgeous painting during the process. Best wishes and congrats on the awards.

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  12. Thanks, Tricia--at least I'll always have my art to fall back on!

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  13. Good luck on the querying journey! And congrats on the award. :)

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  14. Thanks, Roni! And welcome home from vacation!

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  15. You can do it! I know this is a big step, but if it's what you want, then motivate yourself to get it done! Good luck!

    That painting is absolutely gorgeous! I love how sleek it feels!

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  16. It is a big step, Davin--now it's just waiting for a response...

    and thanks for the compliment on the painting--means a lot coming from a fellow artist :)

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  17. Oh, Bridget, I wish you the best of luck. It's a beautiful story, and I just know someone (i.e., an awesome agent) is going to appreciate it.

    Like Liza, I hope to take the same query leap someday, but for now, I'll live vicariously through you.

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  18. Thanks for your kind words, Laura.
    Time will tell!

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  19. Glad I stumbled across your place! Prayers for your querying! I look forward to hearing about your success.

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  20. Thanks Tamika, it may be awhile!

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  21. Thank you, Mary Jo--it looks as if I'm really going to need it!

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  22. Always an exciting place to be, sending off those queries! Best wishes on your journey ...

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  23. Thank you for your kind encouragement, Joanne.
    I do need to look at querying as exciting, rather than nail-biting. Never was any good with suspense!

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