Wednesday, January 28, 2009

No more editing for now

Well, revisions went to my editor Monday morning. And while I hope he loves it and accepts the manuscript, I'm prepared for it to come back for another round, which is quite normal according to some of my pubbed friends. I just don't want it to come back. :D

Good news is that now I can focus on Book 2 without the distractions of TBPD -- unless you count nail-biting, which goes without saying... So that little word count meter to the left, that little ole neglected word count meter, is going to see some action people!

I'll also be working on my YA, as time allows, getting some details and plot points worked out and then writing in the gaps. I'm usually a big plotter, but this book wants to be written with only a skeleton of an outline. And, for once, that doesn't scare me; I'm excited to see where the story goes.

P.S. I have this incredible apple cider scented candle burning... Just thought you all should know. :-)


Rebecca said...

Mmmm apple cider smell...

What I wanna know is how your friends at the pub know anything about writing? My pubbed friends usually only know about drinking and talking to my cleavage instead of my face. Your town is clearly more sophisticated.

;) Bahhaha!

Good luck on that NOT coming back!!!!!

Unknown said...

Hi Kelly,
Wonderful milestone! Good for you!

This might be a little off topic, (and clueless of me), but I've been trying to figure something out about YA and have been asking around, so now I'm asking you.
What makes some books YA, and others with teen protags, like "White Oleander", "Joy School", and "The Secret History" not?

I'm trying to figure out if what I'm writing actually is YA or not...
When I was a teen, back in the stone age, the genre hadn't been invented so we just read, you know, books. Thanks for any input on the topic AT ALL!

Karen Mahoney said...

Hi, I just noticed that you've linked to the Dames on your sidebar - thanks very much! :)


K. said...

OMG, Beck, you crack me up. :D

Hey Sue! Good topic. I will start working on a post. You guys give me such terrific blogging ideas!

Hi Karen. Thanks for posting. And congrats on signing with Miriam. My CP, Jenna Black, is also a client as well as a 'Dame'. ;-) Good luck with your book!

Jax Cassidy said...

You'll do fine. Speaking of YA, I'm editing mine right now and I didn't think I'd like it so much. It's pretty wholesome but I like knowing anyone can read it without feeling weirded out. My publisher is going back to the basics so it is a feel good story.

K. said...

Cool, Jax! It's great to have some YA out there that's wholesome. After all, a lot of pre-teens read YA. Can't wait to see this one on the shelves. ;-)