B: Beyond the Blog
Internet, it’s been a super busy week! Meg and I are buckled down tight and working through our edits for WRECKED. I had no idea this was going to happen, but I have a newsflash for you: I love revision. I know! I’m as surprised as you are!
I think one of the key differences is that when you’re revising alone, sometimes you can’t tell whether your work is getting better or worse. With in-depth, thoughtful feedback from our genius editor, it turns out this is a blast!
Oh wait, you’re wondering why we’re flying the Brazillian and Polish flags today? I must have forgot to mention that the WRECKED trilogy has sold in Brazil and Poland! Otwarte will be bringing out the books in Poland, and Novo Conceito came out on top in Brazil. We’re both so excited–I can’t wait to see what the books look like translated!
T: Things I Like
This great blog post from the SCBWI New York Conference Blog on Kathryn Erskine’s keynote address. It’s a great summary of her presentation on how to stay focused as a writer. I got a lot out of it.
Publishing Crawl, a great new venture from the ladies behind Let The Words Flow, as well as some new friends including agents and booksellers. Tune in every day of the week for interviews, industry inside information, book reviews and writing tips.
This smart and thoughtful post from my partner in crime, Meagan Spooner, on books as fingerprints–why your collection of physical books matters.
W: What I’m Reading
Last week I recommended THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD by Sarah J. Maas — I know some of you grabbed a copy. For those who haven’t yet, here’s the deal — swashbuckling novella prequel to the amazing THRONE OF GLASS, which will be out in August. It’s 99 cents, you’ll race through it in an hour or two, and love every minute. Questions? Thought not.
This week I’m in critique mode, and when I duck out of the edit cave, I’ve been racing through more amazing stuff by a couple of crazy talented authors who’ll be debuting this year. I can’t wait to recommend them to you all when they’re out–for now, buckle your swashes and grab a copy of THE ASSASSIN AND THE PIRATE LORD!