Wednesday, August 19, 2009

WIP #12

MOOD STATUS: "Confident". I think I have a good handle on my edits.

Wow. I bet you haven't seen one of these WIP thingies here in a while. And you'd be right! The last one I did was in June. June 17 to be exact. Right around when school let out... Huh.

The "work-in-progress" work I've been doing this week has been edits. I received my editorial letter a few days ago. Not too scary. About a page. (Ok, more than a page) But still. Nothing too hard to correct.

Only...one thing I've noticed about my list of edits is that, um, I seem to be a bit, um ...

Racy.

Yes, I know! Funny, isn't it? Me, the queen of goody-good girls has a long list of things that need to be "toned down".

Me. Racy. Just so you know, we're talking about ME here!!!

Well, I confess, the crit partners and I shared a surprised chuckle over that. Then, we thought it was really nice to know that there is a non Christian publisher out there like Avalon that worries about stories being family-friendly enough. So, yay, Avalon!

I've tackled a quarter of the edits already, and I hope to have at least half the edits done by the end of the week.

What are you working on this week?

7 comments:

Jessica said...

LOL I actually don't have trouble seeing your book as too racy. :-) This is for Avalon, right? I have a feeling they're as strict as Love Inspired. LOL Have fun toning yourself down!

Chicki said...

That's hilarious! But I know most Christian publishers don't even want any sexual tension in their stories. Very unrealistic considering how God created the male and female to be attracted to each other, but whatever ...

Kristen Painter said...

This is one reason I don't read inspirational books. They're not realistic. People have feelings and they're as natural as breathing. If we didn't, we'd all stay single. What's so wrong with showing some of that attraction?

I'm Christian, I'm not dead.

Cindy said...

That's great, good for Avalon. Sounds like you're making some good progress. Good luck on the rest!

I'm working on getting back to real life this week (after a vacation).

FictionGroupie said...

Oh, I'd be in so much trouble if non-racy was a requirement for my WIP, lol. Good luck on the edits.

Chelle Sandell said...

LOL. I was surprised at some of the revisions. YAY for you pushing through them so fast!! You go girl!!

I actually pulled out my old Supers ms and will enter the first chapter in our OKRWA FAB contest. I finished 19 pages of revisions and working on the sucknopsis.

Kelly H-Y said...

Too funny! Congrats on your progress!
Picture book edits for me this week ... and finishing up a personal essay.