Insurrection is seeking out publishers again. If you recall, the publisher of the first book, Sentient, had exclusive first rights to the characters. While they’re still interested and haven’t turned down the manuscript, they’ve released the first rights back to me due to scheduling conflicts.
Insurrection picks up just a few weeks where Sentient left off. At the end of Sentient, the
bad guys ensconced in the IPC (Interplanetary Peace Coalition) had tucked tail and run back home. The main character, Pala, had put a stop to the plan that began with her own weaponry attacking her team and ended with them quarantining the whole planet.
In Insurrection, the IPC bad guys are back, this time having convinced the whole of the
IPC to back their play. Pala and the rest of the refugees must keep them from taking over the planet, because the deadly disease that caused them to quarantine the planet in the first place hasn’t been eradicated and could transport back to Earth. Unfortunately, there are members of her team who feel differently.
It’s my hope this second book will find a publisher quickly.
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On this date, I begin the final edit of the story from hell, To Be Phoenix.
At least I hope it’s the final edit….
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I often get asked how long it took me to write one of my novels. The answer varies anywhere from 10 years to 6 months. I’d love to say the novels take less time the more I write, but that’s just not true. Each novel is different and has its own problems.
I also get asked (a lot!) how many edits it takes for a novel to be good enough. My answer: all of them.
I don’t mean to be flippant. The truth is, you just can’t edit a novel enough. But you eventually get to a point where you decide, either a) the novel is quite good, b) you need the publisher’s/agent’s input before you do more, or c) you’re just so sick of the story you want it out of your life. Just a hint, when that last happens, chances are you should just put it down and come back to it much later for one last read through.
You edit until you can’t. It’s just that simple.
The Last Griffin took 2 edits on my end and one from my publisher’s editor.
Frozen Fire just …. Grrrrrrrr! I can’t tell you how many times I went through that book, editing, rewriting, completely overhauling. I honestly am not sure I’ll ever be able to read it again. But I knew when it was ready to find a new home. You will too.
To Be Phoenix is on it’s 3rd rewrite since it’s major overhaul. Not even ready for fine editing yet. But it’s getting there.