Monday, September 13, 2010

Made up my mind (again), Changing it back to YA and going into screenplays

Hi, everyone. I’m so happy to be back. I have to admit that I was sick for awhile but now, I’ve come back and I’m hoping that I could come up with some new ideas about how to get people to read my blog. One of my ideas that I read from a website is to read and review books and that’s what I’m going to start doing. I’m already reviewing TWILIGHT but like I said before, I don’t want to use some of the quotes in her book if it’s in violation of her book rights. So far, I have journal entries (Two) that deals with what she’s doing in terms of pacing, plotting, dialogue, POV etc. and I think it would make a good journal entry but again, I don’t want to violate her rights. Anyways, I’m still reading and researching TWILIGHT and I’m about to reread another book called GOT FANGS by Katie Maxwell that I bought a long time ago so I could take notes on it.

In other news, I’m sticking to my original plan (after much thought and consideration and my latest rejection letter in the romance department) to finish up my manuscript of THE ELECTRIC EEL BANDIT. I have to admit that it’s going really well and I’m starting to like this version better than my second draft. There will be a few changes with it however and one of them being that the manuscript will be strictly between two-hundred and three-hundred pages PERIOD. No if, and or buts about it. After this rewrite, if the agents still doesn’t show any interest in my work, I might have to send it to some small presses (Milkweed editions, Flux etc…) and see if they like my work more than the agents do. Oh well, I can’t be here for too long. I have to get back to work.


P.S. I have also decided that an addition to being a YA/Children’s author, I’m thinking about writing a few screenplays as well and becoming a screenwriter. I have wanted to do this for awhile but tried to ignore what I’ve been feeling in my heart all along. Now, the only thing I have to do is act on it. I’ll have more about this later on down the line. For now, I have to get back to writing.