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DELIVERED!!!

Happy Gif

Finished my revisions! Delivered mah book! It’s on the way to the COPYEDITOR AND IT’S GOING TO BE REAL AND I SAW A COMP FOR THE COVER AND IT’S ALL SO AWESOME I CAN’T STAND IT!

SUBMITTED!

RELIEF YAY

 

Also, the site is back up now. Sorry about that. For some reason, the databases decided the servers sucked, and the servers were like, FINE, then, serve yourself, and the databases were like, OKAY WE WILL.

Except they can’t. Poor databases. Fortunately, they made up. I hope they learned a valuable lesson from this.

Things that don’t belong

So here’s an interesting (?) factoid. WILD originally had an OUTBREAK/CONTAGION storyline in it. I thought it made the book high concept. My agent thought it didn’t work. (He was very apologetic about telling me I probably ought to cut a third of the book.)

I was bummed, but I didn’t fight it. My agent is incredibly encouraging when he likes something, and incredibly honest when he doesn’t. When we were talking before I signed with him, he’d have the most reason in the world to be nice to me. But he was still honest enough to say that one of the two manuscripts I had just didn’t do it for him. So I know I can trust him, even when he’s asking me to change something HUGE.

Back to the manuscript, then. I started cutting out the CONTAGION storyline and… it was so easy. It wasn’t surgery at all. It was clipping toenails. The interesting thing is, that was the part that I thought would make the book really marketable was the part that didn’t work. Too much considering business makes for bad art decisions, it turns out.