2 year novel

As if I don’t have enough on my plate right now, I signed up for a 2 year novel course which started in January. It’s all done online and best of all–it’s FREE!!!

So far there have been three assignments posted. Have I completed all three? No. But I’m not terribly far behind, either. I’ve got the first two done and posted. I decided this would be a good place for my foray into the world of crime writing. Will I be successful? Who knows but it should be great fun along the way.

First blog of 2009

I can’t believe the last time I wrote anything was in October! My, my, my time sure flies. So what have I been up to since then?

I’ll start with my current project(s). I’m working on the second edit of my “The Anniversary” manuscript. When I finished the first draft, I was at a whopping 122,011 words! The publisher I’m sending it to, wants 100,000 maximum. After getting through the first 36 chapters, I’m happy to report that I’m down to 105,958 words–a reduction of 16,053 words!

While I work away at this, I keep sending Sarah’s Gift out to various publishers–all without success. Last night, as per the agency’s guidelines, I e-mailed the first three pages off to them. If they like that much, they’ll ask for more. So, fingers crossed. I should say that this agency is looking for young adult material which where I believe Sarah will fit in perfectly.