This post is a little late, but it’s a holiday so I know you’ll cut me some slack. Plus, I’ve had a cold. Though it’s a lot better now.
When I first started blogging, I read that you shouldn’t post on what was going on with your novels in regards to agents, etc. But I love reading about how other writers are progressing toward publication, and I try to glean lessons from what they’re learning. Today I’ve decided that it’s time to give back.
I’m currently revising a young adult novel, Screwing Up Time. Here’s a summary of the novel: Mark Montgomery is a slacker content with his life and in a few months he’ll graduate and get a brand new sports car from his parents, assuming he stays out of trouble. Then, she comes into his life—Miranda with her I-just-escaped-from-a-Renaissance-Fair clothing. Only, she hasn’t. She’s come from the Middle Ages and demands two things. Although Mark has never even heard of either before, he must find them quickly, or Miranda will die. To save her, Mark must break into a psych hospital to visit his grandfather who once tried to kill him, pass through the colors of time, take on a medieval alchemist, prevent Miranda’s marriage to a two-timing baron, and keep it all hidden from his parents. The sports car is definitely in trouble.
Right now I have several interested agents. I've completed an R&R (revise and resubmit—you revise the novel according to the agent’s recommendation and resubmit it) for one agent, and the agent has asked for a second R&R. I’m in the midst of this second R&R. I have to say R&Rs are crazy thrill rides all their own. I’m so close....but not quite there. Some days are discouraging, and my brain is mush. Other days are exhilarating as I mold the manuscript and see it getting better and better.
I hope to have this R&R done in another week or two. Then we’ll see what happens. That’s where I am. I’d love to hear where other writers are at. Especially anyone that’s done an R&R.