A New Project and Revisions

So I am starting on revisions of my YA thriller and I’ve been having some trouble trying to get into a rhythm. I am a part of an awesome YA Writers Reddit and I posed the question of how people tackle revisions and I got so many great responses! Here is the thread I started if you’re interested. I love this Reddit because it’s such an eclectic mix of publishing professionals, published writers and those in the process of writing their first novel and everyone writes YA.

So my CP Ashley and I have been exchanging a few chapters at a time and helping each other out. Actually, I really should be working on my stuff to send to her instead of writing this blog, but oh well! 🙂

Then to complicate my life to the extreme, I’ve started a new project. It’s a young MG novel about a 9 year old girl who meets a time traveling horse who has been sent back to help her set things back in place.

A new book AND revisions? It sort of makes me go:

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But then I am finding that it is actually inspiring me as well. When I get stuck on revisions, I flip over to my MG book and vice versa. I’ve completed a detailed outline and the first three chapters, so it’s moving right along.

I guess the old mantra is true

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Saturday = Writing Day

After a particularly busy week of work (I copyedit part-time), I finally have had a chance to come up for air.

In addition to all the work the last few weeks, I decided to complicate my life by:

  1. Potty training my 2 1/2 year old;
  2. the same week my kids got out of school for the summer.

Add these things to the fact my husband started a new job so he has a new schedule and my dog is in heat. With all this going on, you can imagine I am ready for life to calm the freak down.

But it won’t and I’m fine with that. It’s how I like it.

I am happy though because today I’ve been able to start revising my newest project Justice. I hate that title by the way, but I’m tired of calling WIP (work-in-progress) so Justice it is. At least until I can come up with a better name.

I’ve also been able to start communicating with some potential critique partners today. I’m a little early for critique partners since I’ve only done one draft, but I love the community of writers and I know I can get inspired from others inspiration (that sounds corney, but it’s true).

So here we go, into the first revisions on my first novel! This is exciting!! Wish me luck!