Thursday, August 18, 2011

Aug 18

This morning I sent a book off to my agent. I hope she likes it and can sell it. I'm waiting for revisions on a proposal for a second mystery series. When you write, you write years ahead of yourself. Sometimes I'll write a book that is spot on for the current market and sometimes I'll write one that sits for a few years until the market swings to that type of story. I recently read a blog where the writer spoke about readers wanting to read a new book now and not understanding that what can take them hours to read can take months and sometimes years to produce. So there is always lag time of one kind or another. The good news for readers is that it is a way of keeping the quality of the content. Trust me, you don't want to read anyone's first draft. lol. In the end, for the reader a good book is worth the wait.
Writers, how long does it take you to write a book? As a reader, what do you hate most about the wait?


  1. My first rough, rough draft can come out fairly quick, comparatively speaking. It's every draft after that that takes ten times longer. So the YA I just finished worried me because I have the hero and heroine fighting on Facebook. Will Facebook be so popular two, three, or ten years down the road?

    I hate waiting most for the next book in a series. Okay, I hate waiting for just about any book if one of my fav authors has written it!

  2. Congrats on sending another book out, I hope that it does fantastic!

  3. Linda, technology changes are always a worry when you write a book. The author of "13 Reasons Why" - a YA novel about a girl who committed suicide used cassette tapes on purpose. They were already out of date and the characters knew it. So the book would work in the future. The things we have to think about. Best of luck with your YA!
    Hi Marty, thanks!