I've been working a lot. And trying to write in the spare time. Key word: Trying. Hard to write when you'd rather curl up in a ball and sleep for ten hours.
Working on the anthology project, then will go back to Janie for a final read through before submitting queries. Oh, after I get a working query. I suck at queries. I really, really suck at them. This is what I have so far. I know it is weak, but I need to write the weak ones to figure out where to go from there. Feel free to provide honest feedback, or just randomly slap me upside the head and tell me to not quit my day job. The first draft is as follows:
Janie McGee is the black sheep of her family. Free-spirited and never one to stay in one place for too long, she's come back home to rural Pennsylvania to care for her gravely ill father. She's never understood his straight-laced, predictable ways, and he can't understand why she just can't settle down.
The gulf between the pair closes as his illness progresses, and a new understanding is forged between them. As Janie struggles to say goodbye to her dying father, she finds herself opening up to the possibility of a new life with an unexpected person: her father’s neighbor, David Harris.
The biggest nerd she's ever met, Janie is bored to tears with his coin collection and addiction to Antiques Road Show. She's about ready to give up on love altogether when her father finally succumbs to his illness, and David steps in to prove that maybe he can be the one to give Janie the kind of love she’s sought all her life.
Very little news, otherwise. I'm looking forward to getting out of work in time to head to the Red, White and Blue Celebration in dowtown G'ville for the 4th of July. And hoping I can park somewhere reasonable so I can get back to my car without fearing attack by chainsaw massacre types.
Soooo, how's life with y'all?