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Saturday, January 10, 2009
Something on a Saturday
I almost had to double-check to make sure today was actually Saturday. Geez.
Just thought I'd give an update on Blind, seeing as it makes me all warm and fuzzy inside to think about it:
Queries out: 13
Partials out: 1
Fulls out: 2!!
Two fulls out. Two. This struck me in a way only a writer can be struck. I remember back, however many years ago, when I was querying Giving Light. All I wanted in the world was a partial request, and each time I got one (which turned out to be three times), I screamed. Danced a little. Smiled like a lunatic for a few hours. I never even looked beyond that partial. Sure, I wanted to be published, but my mind was so stuck on the getting-a-partial step that I couldn't look ahead. If I had gotten a full request then, I think I may actually have fainted.
But now. Oh, now. How now makes me grin. I'm just -- humbled. That's a good word. Very humbled. Because that little 12-year-old who started writing Giving Light couldn't have even dreamed things would come her way. Sure, she wanted them, but in reality she never thought it through. And I know fulls can still be rejected, but for now I'm relishing in my humbleness. It's a nice place to be.