Monday, June 28, 2010

Monday Mentionables: Summer Vacation Begins!!

“Sometimes it pays to stay in bed in Monday, rather than spending the rest of the week debugging Monday's code” ~Dan Saloman

First off, a big congrats to my cyber-writing comrade, Charity, whose YA novel The Geek Girl's Guide to Cheerleading was a winner in the Gayle Wilson Award of Excellence Contest! And how do I know this? I was flipping through my latest issue of Romance Writers' Report when I saw the full page announcement of all the winners. I love seeing fellow writers recognized nationally!

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Second, dance of elation because today is the FIRST official summer vacation for Yours Truly! (Well, I mean, school ended last Friday, but I don't count the weekend. Today was the first weekday I didn't have to get up with my alarm clock!)

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Third, I'm making decent progress on my YA novel, tentatively now titled All the Girls. I abandoned the idea of making the heroine psychic, even though I really liked the idea and it's requiring a lot of rewriting to get rid of all those bits. But after some serious thinking, I decided I did want to go more mainstream/contemporary, without the paranormal aspect - even though I know paranormal is still hot-hot-hot!

We'll see...my goal is to finish my second revision this week (a lofty goal, but I'm on page 60 of 114, so it's possible) and to then finish a third revision and send out query letters by the end of July. I really want to see what kind of feedback I get from agents and editors, because I really have no sense if what I'm writing is marketable or not...

OK, I'm off to write and revise. Happy Monday :)

4 comments:

Charity Tahmaseb said...

Oh, thanks so much for the congrats! I haven't received my RWR yet, so I haven't seen the announcement. Something to look forward too.

Diane Craver said...

Good luck on the YA novel queries.

Xiana :> said...

Wow. I love your blogs :)

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