Submitted to my first publisher last week--Ace/Roc at Penguin publishing. Expected wait time: five months. Whee. At least I'll have this Chicken Little story done by then, so if/when I get my rejection, I'll have another MS to shoot their way!
Side note: It's amazing how draining taking four flights of stairs can be. I need to go to the gym more.
I get to introduce a new character pretty soon--tomorrow's word count, methinks. Well, two characters, but only one of them is important. (Sorry Cocky Locky, I just wasn't super creative with you.) And my protagonist gets really mad for the first time. Yeah, it will be a fun scene, methinks.
Currently reading Eon Dragoneye Reborn by Alison Goodman, and also started Shades of Milk and Honey by Mary Robinette Kowal, who is a new host (speaker? What word do I want here?) for Writing Excuses. We'll see how that goes.
Excerpt a la day:
The plump man nodded. “Big ol’ mane of red hair, nice and long, but not like yours, son,” He gestured with a tilt of his head. “You’ve got somethin’ else growin’ out of ya, let me tell you. Nah, he was the one leadin’ the thing, hair red as ripe tomatoes. Headed that way,” he pointed down the street, “but don’t tell them I said anythin’. I don’t want no trouble, see?”
The Day the Sky Fell, Chapter 5