Monday, February 27, 2012

Writing frenzy

So I just sent off the edits to my agent. Whew. Round one done.
It was really interesting to see my book through fresh eyes. I was pleasantly surprised at how good I feel about my book-- because it had gotten to the point where I was almost sick of the sight of it.

Sometimes, as writers, we need to take a step back from what we're writing. Maybe it is dang good writing and we just need to look at it anew. And third party feedback is invaluable. I'm super grateful for my writing group WRITERS CUBED and my agent and his cool assistant.

Now as I wait for the next step, I will busy myself with the sequel and another WIP, which is not in the series, that I have about half written. It gets a little tricky to slip back and forth--especially because the voice is so different in each book. But I'm having fun. (=

The Teen Author Boot Camp is almost here. I will be reading a ton of entries again for the First Chapter Contest. I actually enjoy seeing what the kids come up with and am often surprised and impressed! This year our numbers almost doubled from last year. Probably partly due to having Brandon Mull come hang with us-- but also because we are getting more publicity etc. TABC is growing. (=

It has been a busy month for my "writing life". Hope all of your writing is coming along too. Never give up. It is surprising how things can take off if you stick with it.


Yvonne Osborne said...

That is so exciting. I love the editing process and am constantly amazed at what a fresh pair of eyes can see.

It's good to know that you can be excited anew because I know what you mean about getting sick of a manuscript!

I really like the little writer at the keyboard. That's me, minus the glasses!

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I admire that you can work on more than one at a time. I'd confuse myself!

Alleged Author said...

It's amazing how you keep yourself busy while waiting. :)

Roland D. Yeomans said...

Waiting is really one of the hard parts. I, too, am nearing the end of my WIP, THE RIVAL, while writing the beginning of NEW ORLEANS ARABESQUE. Switching voices, mind sets, and even age perspectives is a challenge!

I wish you nothing but luck on your books. Roland

Sarah Pearson said...

Well done on getting the first round done. It must feel good :-)

David P. King said...

Good work! You went through that first round of edits quick. :)

Phoenix said...

Good to see the edits did not kill you! Now for the hardest part... waiting for it to come back :) I hope all goes well and they like the changes you've made!

PS your picture of that girl in love with her paragraph... yeah, that's me. Every blog post I think, shouldn't this be shorter? I can say this with less words... but I just really don't WANT to. :)

Julie said...

Ugh. Struggling with this right now. I'm SO tired of looking at my ms. I hate it right now. And I'm convinced its crap.... even though, its probably not. But you know how it goes... you look at it for the umpteen millionth time and want to pull your hair out, cause you hate it so bad!!

Guess that means its starting to get good, eh?

Great post!