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by crazywritergirl
February 26th, 2010, 5:42 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Does your MS go up or down in size?
Replies: 36
Views: 8055

Re: Does your MS go up or down in size?

My novels always grow substantially because the first draft doesn't take into account all the cool plot twists nor the heavy emotional bits. So I aim for a first draft in the 75-80K range and will end up with something around 93K or so. After the editor requested an add'l subplot, the manuscript top...
by crazywritergirl
February 13th, 2010, 10:58 am
Forum: Finding An Agent
Topic: Do I need an Agent
Replies: 8
Views: 1712

Re: Do I need an Agent

Check your Publish America contract. Do they have first right of refusal on your next book? If so, you're got a problem. I don't think I'd mention your previously PA pubbed book to an agent. Start over with a fresh story and move on from there. Unless that PA book won multiple awards and was serious...
by crazywritergirl
December 22nd, 2009, 2:03 pm
Forum: Self-Publishing
Topic: 7-Figure Deal for YA author? - Link
Replies: 22
Views: 4162

Re: 7-Figure Deal for Debut YA author? - Link

Where I would be astounded to be offered such a huge deal, if I was a new author I'd be pretty freaked by it. I'm a fan of the slow build. No matter what, it's great to see such enthusiasm for the genre, especially for those of us who swim in that pond.