I’ve spent most of the past few months editing my manuscript for my first book. It’s been long, but it’s also been good because so much of what I changed is a lot better. There are scenes I just love.
During all of that revision, I’ve had so much I’ve wanted to write in book 2. I have various scenes just floating around in my head that need to get on paper. Sometimes I’ve stopped to write a few notes so I wouldn’t forget, but I haven’t written a lot of what I know is going to happen. Now, I can do that. I could have done some of it all along, but I have a hard time wrapping my head around two books at the same time.
So my goal is to have the first draft of book 2 done by the end of April (which is when I am having a baby). I think it’s completely manageable, especially since I already have about 1/3 of it written.
One last piece of news (at least I think so) is that I’ve had an idea for another book — completely separate from the trilogy I’m working on. I like the basic premise, so I’ll have to see where it leads.
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Will tell you about my book soon.
My name is Samson Dada, 17 years old, the Youth Community Correspondent for the North and East Manchester Advertiser and member of Cleland Thom’s premier gold standard mentoring scheme.
Check out my website: samsondada.com
Did a house buy the first manuscript?
It was probably the right thing, working on only one at a time. Trying to do several at once always seems to result in all of them being patchy.
I look forward to reading the final product! I love the map that you have on your website that shows where people have visited your site from. Pretty cool. Keep up the good work.
Hello, I just found your site. It’s nice to see another YA fantasy hopeful.
I saw a post you made a while ago asking for lists of agent, but I’m commenting here because I thought you might not see that comment. Recently I wasted a morning I should have spent working on my book making a rough list of agents, and I would be happy to share. These are agents who mentioned both YA and fantasy at least, but don’t take my word for it, please Google them yourself. I’m sure I made a mistake or two.
Rachel Vater @ Folio
1 person @ Trident Media Group
Shana Cohen @ Stuart Krichevsky Literary Agency
Andrea Somberg @ Harvey Klinger
Miriam Kriss @ Irene Goodman
Christi Cardenas @ Plains Agency
1 Person @ Writer’s House
1 Person @ Stringer Literary
1 person @ Laura Dail Literary Agency
Kirsten Wolf @ Wolf Literary
Rachel Dowen @ Talcott Notch Literary Services
Laura Bradford @ Bradford Literary Agency
Diana Fox @ Fox Literary
Colleen Lindsay @ Fineprint – or Joanna Stampfel?
1 person at Prospect Agency
1 person at Kt Literary
1 person at Wolfson Literary
1 person at East West Agency
Michael Bourret or Jim McCarthy at Dystel and Goderich
Elaine Spencer or Lucienne Driver at Knight Agency
1 Person at Caren Johnson Literary Agency -Rachel Downes?
1 Person at Firebrand Agency – Michael Stearns?
The topic is quite trendy in the net right now. What do you pay attention to when choosing what to write about?