I’m flirting with the idea of doing something different with my next young adult novel. I stopped to work on other projects and worry I’ve missed the period of interest in dystopian novels. But I still love my story… so who knows, I might take this one out myself when it’s complete.
It should have been complete by now, but I finished the first draft and realized I’d introduced an element to the story that made it TOO EASY for the kids. I had to manufacture conflict and it didn’t work in the end.
So, I’ve been tearing the book down, saving sections that will work with the new set up. OMG, this is hard. And putting it all back together will require my undivided attention, so I’ve been tying up loose ends on other projects.
When it’s done, I’ll send it to my agent and see what she thinks, but it’s possible I’ll approach publishing this one differently. I’ve also been flirting with the idea of putting the whole first chapter up on this website–but it’s nearly 4k and that’s a big chunk.
To sum up this post…I’m mulling. heh heh