Last year I had a number of freelance projects that kept my schedule pretty full, including some more writing work for Archie, some comic scripting work for another client (can’t say who, yet!), and a little drawing gig for Marvel (Marvel Now What?! #1). A lot of fun projects!
But even though I had a lot of work to do, I am happy to report that I finally completed my second draft of Winter Wilder. It was a major re-haul of the story with a number of significant changes and additions from the first draft. In fact, there may have been TOO many additions, as my second draft clocked out at 115k words!!
That’s a LOT of pages.
Most YA is around the 70-90k range, so in order to be taken seriously by an agent, I need to make some cuts and get it down to around 90k. I’ve taken a short break from it so that I can read it again with fresh eyes and undergo the task of murdering all my darlings, but I don’t think that process will take very long, and I hope to start seriously querying agents within the month.
After working on this project for over 3 years now, I’m ready for it to become published in 2014, one way or another!
For those interested, I’ve updated the Sample Chapters 1 and 2 on this site with my latest revisions. Thanks for all those who have asked me about this project and who have been offering me their support over the years! I think I may have given up a long time ago if it weren’t for the encouragement of others!
Thank you for reading, and check back to see my progress as I start the scary process of querying!
This article was written by Tania