Tuesday, November 9, 2010

What now?

Okay, so Voice didn't grab much interest. What would everyone like to talk about? I'm totally open to suggestions. I know I have some new readers - would you guys introduce yourselves and let us know what you're working on?

NEWS: I'm excited because an agent has asked for the full of Fairyeater! She's had it for about 6 weeks and I'm hoping to hear something soon. I'll keep you posted.

I gave myself a couple of weeks off and then got to writing again. I completed a picture book manuscript and am now going to begin plotting and developing a new fantasy novel, Koda's Quest.

Suggestions - let me have 'em and we'll get discussing again.


  1. YES! I'm very excited for you, Pam! Definitely keep us posted!

    Could you talk about the editing process? What you did, how you did it, how many drafts you went through, that sort of thing. I'm definitely a newbie at editing and would like to learn/discuss it more.

  2. That's so exciting!

    Hmmm... introduce myself. Well, basically, I'm just a 15-year-old writer who is learning more and more every day.

    And I'm working on a lot of things right now (which is probably not very good if I ever want to be published :P)

    As for suggestions, I'll read whatever you post! What Heather said about editing is definitely something I would like to hear about, though. :)

  3. Ugh. I had just written a comment and my computer lost it. So I'll try again!

    Introduction: I'm a stay-at-home mom/full-time writer. I completed the Institute for Children's Literature writing course in 1990 but put writing on hold afterwards as I spent my time having and raising my kids. During that time, I dabbled in a middle grade novel which I recently revisited. Several parts were worth saving; some were just dreadful! :-)

    When I got serious about writing again, I wrote mainly for the adult Christian market with a handful of publication credits to my name.

    With advice from Pam, I have decided to come full circle and focus on writing for children, mainly middle grade and some YA. Though I have recently written a couple of picture books.

    A few weeks ago I was lying in bed, very sick, and an idea for an inspirational middle grade fantasy novel came to me. I've been spending my time fleshing it out, reading novels, and learning more about the craft of writing fantasy since this is my first experience in writing it.

    Currently I am reading Terry Brooks's "Sometimes the Magic Works". I don't have any suggestions for Pam right now - I'm open to anything, but I'm sure as I read and learn, I'll have plenty of questions.

  4. Okay - I'll start talking about the editing process next week. That means homework, okay? ;)