Monday, May 31, 2010

Last Chance to Get It Right

Carina Press has been keeping me busy. I had a very tight deadline to finish up my revisions for The Sevenfold Spell, which I met. For some reason, I do well when given a deadline. I've met some tough ones, so they don't scare me anymore. Now I'm just hoping they'll like my revisions.

This was my last chance to get it right. And that does scare me. Once we're done with the tweaking, that's it! Other than copyediting, the next judges will be the readers. It's a pretty gulp-worthy feeling. I think it would have been easier to have my first pub be for a magazine, which would have had an automatic readership, and where the success or failure of the thing wouldn't all be on my back.

Anyway, Carina said they were interested in seeing more fairy tale retellings, so I'm working on another one and I'm almost 2000 words into it. The working title is Switched and it's based on Cinderella. My overall concept with these fairly tale retellings is that it is focused on innocent bystanders who are caught up in the magic. I have at least three stories in mind.

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  1. Sounds great! I'm so excited for you! I'm sure your readers will love your stories. Very cool about the three others that you have in your head.

  2. The idea that this is the last chance to get a story right does sound scary. However, I'm sure you'll do very well with it. {SMILE}

    Anne Elizabeth Baldwin

  3. Wow! Wishing you best of luck! I'm sure I'm not the only one excited.


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