I'm in the midst of final revisions for my upcoming YA novel with Candlewick and my upcoming picture book with Dutton. Yes, when it rains, it pours--but joyfully so!
It's heartening and a bit nerve-wracking to think this is my last chance to make these manuscripts better before they go to copyediting.
Some people hate to revise, but I love it.
Each revision is an opportunity.
Cynsational News & Links
YA author Lauren Barnholdt (In The House (Simon Pulse, 2006)) will be teaching an online workshop called "Writing The YA Chicklit Novel," starting August 1st. Work will be turned in and critiqued, along with class discussions on finding an agent, writing a query letter, who's buying
what, why the market's so hot, and what makes a good YA chick-lit. For more information, email Lauren at lauren(at)laurenbarnholdt.com. Surf by Lauren's blog.
Marketing With Fran: When Can A Reviewer Expect to be Paid? by Francine Silverman from Open Horizons: Promoting Your Book to a Worldwide and Someday Galactic Audience.