Its Sunday morning here in Australia, and where I live, we woke up to a gray, rainy morning. Not surprising considering we're smack bang in the middle of winter (oh god, I hate the cold. Bring back summer!). This year, I had taken a vow of rest for Sundays, not because that's what God said, but because I figured I should have at least one day a week where I'm not writing/editing/revising/emailing/internetting/plotting/researching... and all other sundries that go with being a writer. Of course, there are exceptions to the rule, like if I'm on a deadline and really need to get the work done.
But yesterday I at last finished the revisions/re-writes I'd been doing for my agent and brought up the subject of Atrophy with her.
For those of you who missed the "Atrophy" period, this was the sci-fi romance manuscript that almost made it, but never did. I won't rehash all the details, but aside from Atrophy nearly selling several times, it was also my one true "baby". Yes, I am attached to all my manuscripts in different ways, but there was always something about Atrophy that I loved more than anything else I'd ever written.
So, my agent is interested in reading it, I suppose being a completed work, it gives her something else to shop around as well as the Necrohunter book I've just finished.
Getting back to my original point, I don't usually work on Sundays, but being a cold rainy day, I can't think of any better way to spend it than reading through Atrophy. I have a few things to fix, after getting some great feedback about this book from Erika Tsang at Avon, from pitching it to her at the RWAus conference last year.
I can tell you, I'm extremely happy to be working on Atrophy again. Not only that, but I'm looking forward to seeing if my agent can find a home for it after all this time!