Sunday, November 28, 2010

The long road...

Well, the publishers I've shown my book project to have both passed on it. I had a strange sense of relief when I got the news. At least it was progress! But now it means I'm back to the writing desk to improve my manuscript and my delivery.

Kazu and I had a long story meeting several nights ago, and I decided to completely change the beginning of the story. It makes the rest of the story much more satisfying, but it will be a lot of work. The character's voice has changed, which is big since the story is told in first person. This means the entire book will have to be re-written.

So far the chapters I've written have been deceptively easy and full of mystery, which I think is good. I just have a mountain of pages ahead of me, but I'm really looking forward to it. It's been exciting to see the pieces I set up in the previous versions snap together so nicely with the new material. I feel very very lucky to have this opportunity to write and rewrite my story without any deadline. I have so many people to be grateful to (hubby! mom! bro!). I have to make this book as good as possible.


  1. Great outlook on it because improvement is always welcoming. Are you looking at the project design as a purely reading novel, light novel, or a graphic novel? Just wondering because I heard Yen Press was looking for new illustrators and possible series' pitches.

  2. Hi Lyn! It's a prose novel. There will be illustrations, but they aren't the star player. More like... the flavorful topping. ;)