Getting Caught Up

November 20th, 2008 • Kate

On my reading, that is. Not, unfortunately, on my NaNoWriMo novel, which may need to wait until next year to actually count. Rexroth continues very well with his NaNovel, and enjoys reading bits of it out loud to me for my reaction. Luckily, I enjoy hearing them.
But no, I’m pleased to report as of today, Thursday, November 20th, at 7:19pm Mountain time, my unread query pile is completely empty! If you sent me something and have not yet heard back, please check your spam and trash folders, and if my response isn’t caught up in there, do feel free to resend with a note that it is, in fact, a re-submission.
I’m feeling pretty happy about my electronic pile of partials and full, too. Yes, some I’ve had for quite a while, but my ultimate goal is to be completely caught up before the holidays, so if your novel is one I’ve had for a bit, rest assured you’ll be getting a response shortly. I have… let’s see… 8 full manuscripts and 5 partials currently waiting to be read, not counting a few partials I requested today. I’m not guaranteeing a Thanksgiving holiday response to them all, but Christmas is entirely doable.
Where are you guys on your to-do lists, or NaNoWriMo novels?

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8 Responses to “Getting Caught Up”

  1. Joe Iriarte Says:

    I wanted to be done revising my novel by the beginning of November so that I could use Nano to kick-start my next one.
    I finished cutting it down (it was too long, originally) this week, and I wanted to write my synopsis by Wednesday.
    I'm still not done with the synopsis. I'd like to finish it tonight, because tomorrow I'm leaving town, but I'm watching my Hurricanes get crushed by Georgia Tech, and I'll probably be tired or depressed when that's done, so I don't know.
    I expect to have a lot of free time over the coming week while I visit the in-laws, so my goal is to begin one last round of revisions (I won't mention how much revising I've already done) and farm the MS out to beta readers.

  2. kandg_felidae Says:

    I really want to do NaNoWriMo at some point in my life, but considering I'm in high school I figure I have a while for that. I do, however, have a to-do list which manifests itself in the various virtual sticky-notes on my computer. I've done about half of the list (the fun half) which included such things as going to the library and putting a hold on Let it Snow. I look forward to reading it!

  3. Sarahlynn Says:

    Congrats on the diminished piles! (I'm a Google Reader subscriber to your blog so I rarely comment, but since I'm here "in person" today anyway, I guess I'll comment all over the place.)
    I tried to tell myself that I could keep up with my WIP in addition to the new novel I'm writing for NaNoWriMo, but the novel I've been working on steadily since March (!) (But it's worth it. I love it.) will probably have to languish until December while I finish the Middle Grade novel I'm attempting for NaNoWriMo. At least my word count is nicely on track with that project!
    And I accidentally started a new novel last night but I just wrote enough to remind myself of the great idea, then saved and closed it. Focus focus! Revisions first, then exciting new projects.

  4. Shannon Says:

    The laundry's piling up, and I have A LOT of filing to do, but my NaNovel's over 20K. Using NaNo to complete several projects this year — total wordage so far: 30K.
    Congrats on vanquishing the reading piles!

  5. Julia Says:

    30,693 on NaNo – upper middle grade fantasy. I am having a ton of fun with it. Since I don't usually write fantasy, it's challenging & every now and then I get to research things like scrying balls and singing bowls. And, I'd better get back to it – because November 30th is coming up way too fast!
    And, oh… to-do list? Holidays? They'll just have to wait!
    Good luck with the partials & fulls – hope there's a gem or two in there!

  6. Lauren Says:

    Like you, I've got a husband (who's also an online gamer!) who is blasting through his NaNo novel. I'm cheering him on to his first NaNo win! Meanwhile, mine will probably remain at 10,150 words from now until the end of time. There wasn't enough conflict to sustain the idea I'd envisioned, and I've got things on my to-do list that trump NaNo in terms of importance. A couple (reputable) contests I'm entering, plus doing revisions on my YA contemporary novel so that I can finally, finally send this thing out! It was my '06 NaNo manuscript… definitely time to get it out into the world.

  7. jeanoram Says:

    My to do pile is a little less imposing than it was the other day–whew! And my NaNo novel is ahead of schedule. It's all looking up! However, my crit partners may have a different view of how caught up I am! ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. Amy Lynn Says:

    My nano went in stasis last night. The poor thing lacked momentum, and as dear husband noted, I wasn't having fun.
    My zombie novel has been calling for line edits and rewrites, and I can't leave the poor thing waiting any longer. At some point, I'll have to start working on a synopsis.
    As for everything else, I'm looking forward to the end of the year, for that fresh start. New school, new work schedule, and a re-arranging of priorities.
    Sometimes, that fresh start is just what you need.