First off, I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and New Year. Did you know Boise has a potato drop instead of a ball drop on New Year’s Eve?

It was fabulous. I can’t say what the potato was made out of that they suspended from the crane in front of the capitol building, but it was a great night.

I’m planning on working like crazy until March when I have the opportunity to go to a writing conference. I’m hoping to have the novel done to the point where I might be able to scout for an agent, or at least see if people might be interested in looking at it.

I really have no idea what it will be like, and I think I’m going to need to practice a pitch of some sort. I haven’t done the marketing part, and I’m super nervous about convincing people to believe in either me or the novel.

My thought is that I can always write alone, but if I have to try and convince other people that it is good I might run screaming for the hills. I don’t have the confidence to talk about my book with any sort of bravado.

I know I’ll have to act like I have confidence in my work, and I’m hoping that if I can tell myself often enough I might believe it by the time that I have to pitch my book to someone else.

Other than that, there really isn’t anything new in my life. I had a wonderful holiday season, gained a bit of weight, and watched too many episodes of Gilmore Girls.

Wish me luck on the next bout of editing!

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  1. Good luck with the editing, Sara and happy new year to you too. I can understand your fears about talking yourself and your book up, but maybe once you begin talking your passion will shine through. It does for me when I’m talking about my writing informally, so here’s hoping it will carry through elsewhere!

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