The Cindy Heine Novel Challenge

(In which you learn two Important Things you might not have otherwise known).

Important Thing #1: I am very close to querying Air Pirates.

Honestly if you've been reading this blog for a while, you probably knew that. I estimate I'm within 1-2 weeks of sending out my first queries. To speed me toward that end, my wife has issued me this challenge: "Send out your first batch of queries before I give birth, and I'll buy you a steak."

And therein you have learned Important Thing #2: I haven't eaten a real steak in years.

No, wait. That's not it. Ah, right. Important Thing #2: My wife is about to give birth. Our second biological child is due on February 25th. So I've got about 0-3 weeks to finish my read-aloud polish, do a couple global searches for consistency, and re-research my agents (I did this research a long time ago, but things change, besides which I know a lot more what to look for in an agent).

So if I disappear from the internet for a while... Sorry, I thought I could finish that with a straight face. Like I could ever leave the internet.

Anyway, it's the deadline without a deadline. God only knows what day we'll meet our latest progeny. Cindy's on a walk with the boys right now. For all I know, I could be losing the challenge just because I wanted to tell you guys about it! What are you doing here? You have a book to finish!

No, wait. That's me.


Matthew Delman said...

You can do it!

fairyhedgehog said...

Good luck and I hope you get it done before the baby arrives! I hope it all goes well for Cindy, too.

Valerie Geary said...

Yeah!!! Books and babies! :D Now get to work.

Jennifer said...

Good luck, and congratulations! Now get with it!

Natalie Whipple said...

Good luck, Adam! February 25th is a very good day to have a baby, not that I would know;P Get those queries out!

Kieran said...

Whoohoo! May you have much success on both fronts. I look forward to reading your hot-off-the-soon-to-be-running-presses baby and seeing pictures of your adorable book! Wait... you've got so much going on you're confusing me.

Hope you get to enjoy that steak, too!

Myrna Foster said...

Congratulations! Boy or girl?

And good luck winning that steak!

Adam Heine said...

Thanks, everybody! Myrna, we don't know yet. When we find out (and I'm able to come home and do so) I'll let you guys know.