katewrites: (mr chang's neighborhood)
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A couple of days ago, I finished the long-long-long belated second draft of the unnamed steampunk pirates YA novel and now I'm at loose ends? I'm not sure where to go from here because it's the first time finishing something hasn't meant "post it to all the communities and archives that apply".

Anyone have any advice?

Date: 2013-07-22 07:08 pm (UTC)
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (comics | keep a T-Rex schedule)
From: [personal profile] newredshoes
Forget about it! Don't even think about it for like, a month. Put it in a drawer and lock it up. Move on to another project as soon as you can. Come back when it's no longer fresh in your head and reread it and think about how to start editing and fixing it.

(Um, P.S. CONGRATULATIONS. \o/)

ETA THE THIRD: READING COMPREHENSION BOOGALOO. Uh. For second drafts... yeah, beta readers?
Edited (/o\) Date: 2013-07-22 07:54 pm (UTC)

Date: 2013-07-23 12:17 am (UTC)
newredshoes: radio tower on top of the world (<3 | "genre fiction" win)
From: [personal profile] newredshoes
Hmm. I think if you're ready to query, that's a good way of getting outside feedback! Are you querying to sell the book or to be represented by an agent, though?

As for self-pub, are you interested in just having it out there, or do you want to do all the work that a publishing team would do should it be accepted for publication?

Date: 2013-07-22 07:20 pm (UTC)
nextian: From below, a woman and a flock of birds. (Default)
From: [personal profile] nextian
LET ME PUT IT IN MY EYEBALLS

uh, I mean

huh, I don't know! WOW. Start drafting the pitch? :D

Date: 2013-07-23 01:47 am (UTC)
geekturnedvamp: (Default)
From: [personal profile] geekturnedvamp
Just query me! Or rather just send it to me, because I don't need an actual query letter from you. Do you have my work contact info? I don't know if I had it yet when we met in New York back in... oh god, I think it was like 2008. I can't believe I've been doing this that long.

Date: 2013-07-23 05:48 am (UTC)
geekturnedvamp: (shiny!)
From: [personal profile] geekturnedvamp
Done!

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