Monday, October 26, 2009

Book Update

I just received a review copy of my Skyler book - Bethany read it in about an hour and found a handful of typo's for me. She's a remarkable editor.

I really like how the story came together. It's MUCH shorter than I'd wanted it to be, but when the story ended, it ended. I could go back through and make it longer, but I'm not sure that would make it any better. There are a few scenes I could maybe expand a bit... but I probably won't. It's actually a pretty tight little story if I do say so myself, with each scene moving the action along and developing the characters. Not a lot of extraneous bits.

And I was thinking how cool it would be to turn Skyler into a graphic novel. Anyone know any aspiring artists who might want to take on a project like this?

I also recently read the first Boomer Sisters book (Meet The Boomer Sisters) to Jenna as a bedtime story, and I have to admit, I didn't really like it. There are some good scenes in it, and some good ideas, but the book now strikes me as being deeply flawed. As I've said before, all my books are experiments, and as experiments go, MTBS was successful. But I really should rewrite it some day. We're reading the second book in the series now (The Boomer Sisters Meet Champy), and I'm enjoying it a lot more.

It'll be interesting to see what I think of Skyler 5 years from now...

2 comments:

Kimmer said...

Fun! I can imagine that you re-read MTBS with a more critical eye because your writing is evolving. That's cool. Plus you wrote it in a month, right?

What kind of illustrations did you have in mind? I'm sure that Christopher will give it a shot! Maybe me too, although I inherited more of the self-critical genes in the family.

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