Speaking of writing, I’m still querying my Pitch Wars book, Witch on Fire, but my inbox is pretty darn quiet on that front. The time it’s taken to find an agent for this book is also making me think a lot about my writing goals. I want this book in the hands of people who would love it. That’s it. The same for my future books that have more and more queer representation. So I’m making a plan to find a freelance editor in January 2023 and start the self-publishing route if I’m still in limbo by then.
At the same time, I’m also querying Water in the Blood, an Adult Fantasy novel about pirates, magic, exes, and lots and lots of sea monsters. I’ve had more bites on that one, and I’m trying to be patient. Patience is hard though…
Finally, I’m about 40,000 words into a book about a bakery witch! It's been a lot of fun to use this book to explore my own culture and heritage. Not to mention my love for baking. I’m hoping to finish the first draft by the end of the year if all goes well!
I’m reading many things right now (Braiding Sweetgrass, Nona the Ninth, How to Date Men When You Hate Men, Delilah Green Doesn’t Care), but I want to put in a plug for StoryGraph. If you like keeping track of your books, enjoy data visualization, don’t like supporting Amazon, and DO like supporting Black-owned businesses, you should check it out. You can track your reading progress the same way you do in Goodreads, but also get pretty charts like the one I just looked up on my account: