I have done the math.. based on the wait times for a response from the publisher, I can expect an answer any time in January. At least that gives me an idea of how long to forget it.

In the mean time, I have been working on preparing for NaNoWriMo 2010. I added the badge for this year.. see————–>

I am working hard to not actually start writing the book until Nov 1, but until then, there is a lot of prep I can do. I want this book to be fantasy, not just a straight contemporary, so I am working on building the world in which the story takes place, the details of the world, the species, the people, the characters.

Last year I started with nothing planned, thought out in advance. I started with a blank page and created, went back and fixed things that I thought up later, and sometimes spent hours or days trying to come up with just the right details about a person. Name, appearance, history, etc.

Hopefully I will have a productive next three weeks, then I can have an even more productive month of November. I am excited.