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06 April 2014 @ 07:08 pm
and draft.  

73.4K out of 55K later, the first draft of my Regency romance novel is done.

Frankly, this was an Attack Book: my first brainstorming filter post about it was in the 13th of February, when I had half a synopsis written for it, so from conception to (rough draft) completion it’s definitely taken less than 2 months. I don’t think I’ve ever gone from concept to book in that little time before.

Now to polish it up a bit and send it to the agent, who will hopefully be able to sell it. Ideally for lots of money. :)

In celebration of finishing, I went and watched Divergent, which wasn’t any better than I expected it to be. It wasn’t quite bad, it just wasn’t exactly good, and it was weakened by the inevitable comparisons to Hunger Games. It primarily made me think I really should go ahead and write up the proposal for the post-apocalyptic dystopian YA I’ve had an idea for for years…

In, you know. My copious free time.

(x-posted from The Essential Kit)

Tayefethtayefeth on April 6th, 2014 07:25 pm (UTC)
Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian YA
The question isn't whether you should write up your version. The question is whether it's better to write/submit it now or to wait until the target audience has caught its breath from the current wave of 'new' material...
kitmizkit on April 6th, 2014 08:06 pm (UTC)
Re: Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian YA
It's not the target audience, who will eat it up with a spoon for years to come. It's the editors who get tired of it fast.
Tayefethtayefeth on April 6th, 2014 08:59 pm (UTC)
Re: Post-Apocalyptic Dystopian YA
Are the editors more likely to be tired of it now or next year or five years from now?

I know that five or six years ago, before Hunger Games, my students weren't gaga about dystopias the way they are now.