My my my! It's been quite a while since my last post. To Call Home is complete, as I already told you. I've compiled a list of agents to query. I've got a query letter ready. I went to Disney World last week on vacation, and now that I'm back, I'll be sending out my first query this week! I'm so excited to get my first rejection haha. I hope I get more than a bunch of rejections, of course, but I'm realistic. It takes better writers than me lots of time and lots of query letters to land an agent and a deal, so I'm hoping for the best but preparing for the worst.
During the two-hour plane ride to Orlando, I actually got a little bit of writing done on Confessions of a Non-Believer. But even as I'm writing that one, I'm bombarded by scene ideas for my erotica novel, which as of yet has almost no plot, no working title, no nothing except a main character named Marisol. But still, I'm even thinking Marisol's story could turn into a series. Me, write an erotica series? haha. Never thought I'd be able to say that with a straight face.
I think I might start writing the erotica one even as I'm working on Confessions. I found that hard to do while finishing up To Call Home, but I think that was more to do with the fact that one is third person POV, past tense, and the other is first person POV, present tense (why, why, why am I writing first-person present when I've heard so many times that agents hate it??? haha). But Confessions and Marisol's story will both be first person, one present and one past tense. I think I can do it without too much difficulty. Besides, Marisol won't quit giving me crazy ideas about who she wants to sleep with and where.....
But anyway, for your reading pleasure, To Call Home is posted on Authonomy in its entirety. Confessions of a Non-Believer is still in progress, obviously, but the first 5 chapters are also on Authonomy. Search for them by title, or search for me as J. Lea Lopez or live2write.