Friday, September 9, 2011

Failure and Success

I'm not going to meet my deadline for finishing the first draft of The Boyfriend Plague. There. I said it. I promised I'd be done by September 15th, but as it is now September 10th and I'm still a good 15-20K from the end, I have to say it's not going to happen.

Why, you ask?

Well, that's the exciting part. When I got home from my Wednesday writing session at the library, a whole bunch of rather cryptic messages popped up on my Twitter feed, congratulating me. For what? I asked myself (and my friend Juliana).

Then I found out that I'd won 2nd prize in a contest on Gabriela Lessa's blog and the prize was to submit my full MS to an editor at Sourcebooks. How exciting is that?

So rather than working on Boyfriend in the past few days, I have been madly re-reading Taillights to make sure it's okay before sending it out. I haven't read the whole book through since the last time I polished it for a full request back in June, so it's like reading it for the first time all over again. And I'm actually quite happy with it. I've made a few little tweaks and changes here and there, but overall, I still really love this book. I have another 12 chapters to work through, then I'm sending it off.

Fingers crossed the editor loves it too....


  1. Congrats! That's awesome new! I would set aside my current WiP to reread my MS before sending it out, too. Good luck, and keep us posted!