“A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.”
And I haven’t quit this blog. Sorry I’ve been so sporadic lately, but I have a few personal issues I’m dealing with and I’ve also been hard at work on my critique partner’s WIP. She just turned hers in, so we’ve moved on to mine.
I struggled with this book. In fact, it almost reads like amateur work in some places. I used to be a champion tightener and even though I felt I’d gone through with a fine toothed comb, Rachel is finding a lot of places it can be trimmed. I’m still worried about pinning down the younger voice. I wrote this from a mature teen’s perspective, so we’ll see.
I’ve been working on different short pieces on and off. I want to finish the critique/last polish on the book and get it to my agent before I map out a new book. One is simmering in the thoughts, though.
Isn’t it always like that? 😉
In other news:
Fellow Dame, Devon Monk, is hosting something pretty cool on her Live Journal today. She was partly inspired by Rachel’s very sweet, yet brutally honest, post about working with me as a critique partner at the Deadline Dames this week. <G> But if you go here, Devon has opened up her blog to readers and writers who are looking for critique partners or beta readers!
My friend, Sara Saint John, is the spotlight author here today!