Write or Else Art Print by Kathy Jeffords
I thought writing a 92,000 word complete novel was the most complicated thing ever.
Then I thought figuring out what my novel was about, and rewriting it as an 86,000 word novel, was the most complicated thing ever.
Then I received book-splittingly HUGE critique and had to find the backbone of my story and gut the rest, rewriting it as a 72,000 word novel. My brain melted several times along the way. I figured it was the most complicated thing EVER.
Well, I was wrong, folks. It wasn't at all.
The most complicated thing ever is taking what used to be a revoltingly bloated 92,000 word novel and condensing it's essence into two paragraphs.
That need to sparkle more than Edward Cullen's chest.
You guys. I'm dying here. Writing a query is so darned hard.
But on a brighter note, I finished my book! The Book That Never Ends finally ended!*
So what's next on the Marisa Wants To Be An Author When She Grows Up agenda?
Querying agents. *gulp*
Then I'll be finishing the book I began for last year's NaNoWriMo. I was SO INSANELY bummed that I didn't finish SLEEP before this year's NaNo. But I have wrangled up a handful of writer friends and we're going to attempt a first ever JanFebMarNoWriMos (in which we write a complete first draft in 3 months - which to some is easy peasy, but to me - who takes a year to hack out a draft - this will border on epic)
Any one up for hopping on the JanFebMarNoWriMos train?
*okay, mostly, as I still have a light round of touch ups - and maybe rip and restitch a couple scenes - which feels like child's play at this point