Now that the non-fiction book is out of the way, I've been neck deep in edits on my YA. I think (think being the operative word here) that they are going okay. There is a lot, and I mean A LOT, to work on this time around. It's my first YA, my first book written in first person, and, coming from writing adult historicals where the style is much more formal, slower pace, etc, there is a huge learning curve I am trying to navigate.
My awesome crit partners are shredding away, making the pages bleed red, and I am so grateful for them I don't even know how to express it :) They are such an incredible help. I might end up with something half-way decent by the time they are through with it.
I have three, possibly four chapters edited so far....only twenty more to go! :D
And, despite my best intentions, I have started on my new WIP, though I am taking it slowly. I came across the theme song for the book :) and can't get it out of my head. So, what's a girl to do? :D I must write or go nuts....well, more so than I already am ;-D
I have also been lucky enough to be able to get some reading time in. I finally got to read the new book in Laurell K. Hamilton's Anita Blake series, Skin Trade. I read a lot of terrible reviews on this book, and I can agree that some of the ends she tied up were a bit rushed (especially the killing of the huge, main villain for the last several books in a quick bombing that we didn't even get to see), and I would have liked to see some of the older characters I love and miss - but overall, I really enjoyed reading this book :)
I have a pile of others sitting on my desk, so I'm sure I'll have a few more to list by next week! :D
How is everyone else doing on their projects?
And has anyone read anything good lately? I've got Scott Westerfeld's Uglies, Pretties, and Specials lined up along with Radiant Darkness by Emily Whitman (a retelling of the Persephone/Hades story), The Last Queen by C.W. Gortner (historical about Joanna (or Juana), Queen of Castile, Leon, and Aragon), and Melissa Marr's Fragile Eternity. Always on the lookout for more good reads!