Wednesday, July 16, 2014
We Can Do It! Publishing Journey Week 2
So that's my excuse for lazy blogging.
But I pulled it together and made a fun video for you! This time its with my co-author since our projects are being done together anyway. Also, my videos keep getting more elaborate every time. Not sure if its because I know the program better or I'm bored with my own videos...
Either way, I'll type it all out down here for those of you who prefer to get the info without the...show.
In this update, my co-author (Mom) and I gave a brief update on Plane Walker, which we have stalled in editing because, frankly, its too boring. We're tired of looking at it. We're pretty sure that if we get a request to see the full manuscript, we'll just spend a day going, "AHHHHHHH!!!" and finish the last little edits in a handful of hours. It's pretty much fully polished. Just little things to quick smooth over that we don't feel like doing.
2 Queries were sent. Both Rejected
1 additional query I sent this week to Frances Collin Literary Agency.
I'll keep you updated on when I get a response from them, and we'll keep sending out queries because that, at least, is quite polished. Maybe I should share the query letter? It's a thought.
As for the Super Secret Project--the one we were using the "Pixar Method" for--we hit a wall with our super detailed planning.
Here's the thing with trying to plan out every minute detail. We did our darnest, but honestly, we didn't have a good feel for the characters. So what we discovered, if you're trying to fully plan a book ahead of time, it's nigh impossible to know HOW your characters are going to react to conflict if you haven't actually written them yet. So we got about half way before we decided to start writing and see how things go.
My mom is writing the first chapter. I'm watching Youtube videos.
So there you have it! Seriously though, our video is worth peeking at. I'm a writer, so I like my writing to be...you know...entertaining. But the vlog is fun, too. So at least watch the bloopers. :)
In the video we had a little debate, and I want your thoughts:
Is it harder to write beginnings or endings?
What's your experience? Let me know in the comments, and have a fantastic week!