Behind the scene

I’ve been a bad blogger and there’s a good reason why. I’ve been taking some time off to reflect on a few business changes. Sometimes it’s good to step away from everything regarding your work, re-evaluate, and then move forward. Most of this time has also been a blessing too. I’ll explain a little more.

Some of you may or may not know that I have been writing a young adult book. I started writing the 1st draft in October 2012. In November, I took the entire month to start editing. I wanted to do this right away because, well, when I start a project, I get excited and just want to finish it. I also have a driven personality, which can help or hurt sometimes. Then, I took December off and spent time with loved ones. That was wonderful because I came back really inspired and motivated.

January was spent fine tuning and polishing up my final draft and February I researched possible literary agents to submit to. Finally, I put together my query letter, and got the nerve to submit everything on my birthday…March 19.

I submitted to an agent who requested an exclusive during the query process. Which means, I can’t submit to any other agent until I hear back from them.

So, in the meantime, I have been praying and chanting positive words to myself. It’s not easy waiting. It’s not easy being patient. But I think it will be worth it. I am trying to keep myself positive, as well as keeping myself busy while I wait. Here’s just a list:

-daily work out ( I have been hitting the gym in the morning. LOVE IT!!! and so will my heart.)

-update my website


-work on some tote bags (still not happy with fabric choices)

-write Book #2

That’s it for now. In the meantime,  this is in my inspiration journal. It’s keeping me sane and inspired :) I love it!!



Katie Orse

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