Happy New Year, Modern Philosophers!
I have no idea what 2022 will bring for the blog. I have the impression that blogs are slowly going extinct, but I will do my best to keep this one up and running in some form.
After all, where else on the internet can you hang out in a toga and share your Deep Thoughts with like minded individuals?
There was a Coast Guard cutter out on the Penobscot River, breaking through the ice.
It was pretty awesome for the Coast Guard to come out and support me on my very first run of the year, and it was cool to watch the cutter do its job. Over time, people gathered along the route to take photos of what was happening. I’d like to think they were there to see me, but I’m pretty sure they were there to admire the Coast Guard.
Of course, this Modern Philosopher couldn’t help but wonder if this event was a metaphor for the coming year. I am a true believer in signs, so were the Fates telling me that I needed to find a way to smash through the ice that was slowing down my progress, and force my way upstream?
I’m not one for making New Year’s Resolutions, but I did set one major goal for myself in 2022:
I am going to query book agents with the intention of turning the Detective Bruno Serials into a series of novels.
My head is swimming with ideas for the next Detective Bruno adventure, and I’d like for that story to take place in novel form. I’ve never been good (or comfortable) at selling myself to agents, but I truly love writing for these characters, and believe there is a larger audience for them.
Thankfully, I also have the help of a friend who has encouraged me to make this leap, and has been helping me research the querying process.
Sure, I’d love to accomplish so much more in 2022, but I’m going to start the year by setting one goal and focusing on turning that into a reality.
Thanks to everyone who takes time out of their day to read my silly stories. May 2022 be amazing and a vast improvement over the year that just ended!
What goals have you set for the New Year? Does anyone have any tips about querying agents?