Thursday, September 6, 2012
Fly on the Wall
Wow I didn't realize I was gone for so long. Well I have not been idle in my absence, between adjusting for the kids being in school and having some issue with my computer overheating, I have managed get about two thirds done with my huge revision on Elemental.
I feel like I got some great feedback on a few things from people and the story is now tighter and better shows what I wanted to say. I am glad I was able to rework it in such a major way. I think I had received some really good reactions on my previous draft so it was hard for me to think it needed to be altered, but with the changes I am making the story benefits and I don't lose anything others have really enjoyed in the novel.
I have actually cut my word count as well. It's funny when I was writing Elemental I was worried it wasn't going to be long enough, then after seeing what most people publish in YA I realized it was actually a bit too long. I started writing old world fantasy so it was a concept that confused me a bit.
Also I think I have my schedule down to where I can start blogging regular again. I hope to be sending out new query letters soon as well. Plus I have set a goal for myself, if I have not found an agent for Elemental by next August I am going to try to self publish on E-book.
Anyway I hope you all are doing well and as always have fun and keep writing.