Monday Ramble

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


About Rinda Elliott

Writer.I love unusual stories and credit growing up in a family of curious life-lovers who moved all over the country. Books and movies full of fantasy, science fiction and romance kept us amused, especially in some of the stranger places. For years, I tried to separate my darker side with my humorous and romantic one. I published short fiction, but things really started happening when I gave in and mixed it up. When not lost in fiction, I love making wine, collecting music, gaming and spending time with my husband and two children. I’m represented by Miriam Kriss of the Irene Goodman Agency.
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3 Responses to Monday Ramble

  1. Looking for new ways to approach publishing may be the only way any of us survives. Right now I’m submitting to Woman’s World. I’ve sent off two romances and plan to work on some mysteries. If I can even sell one romance and one mystery I will have made more than I’ve made from fiction royalties so far. I’m going to finish Dead Fairies, make it hotter and a little darker, try for Samhain with it.

  2. Irene says:

    Ooh, I am intrigued!
    And I’m also hoping you WILL post the first chapter, or at least a teaser. From what I’ve seen, I love your writing! 🙂

  3. relliott4 says:

    Glad you like what you’ve read so far, Irene. I am thinking about what to do with this book but the teaser is a real possibility soon. 🙂

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