Since finding out I was an EPPIE finalist, I've had grand thoughts of using (if I won) that as a stepping stone to approach agents. But from the info I'm gathering. They aren't going to give a hoot that I've won. This award is more or less just a pat on the back. Though it is pretty to look at and makes me smile when I do look at it. But it isn't going to boost me any closer to an agent and a large publishing house. Which all along I had been dreaming.
So I'm no longer just working on proposals. I have the next Halsey brother book to polish (Miner in Petticoats) so it will be ready to ship to my editor at The Wild Rose Press when she's ready, then I have to get the next contemporary written and a synopsis written for it and then the first book of what I hope is a western series written along with a synopsis. I would like to have this done by the end of July, but that will be cutting it close, with summer coming and more outside things requiring my attention.
But then, with our new piece of property, I'll have to spend three days every ten days doing the irrigating on that piece of property. I'll stay in a cabin with no TV and no internet, but it will have electricty. Just me and Tink. So that would mean- three days and nights I could write. If I stay focused, I could get a lot done in that amount of time. So my plan may not be too far fetched. We'll just have to see and I'll have to stay focused.
How is your year shaping up? Going by too fast? Have big plans sometime during the year?