Friday, February 13, 2009

New Blog - My Novel

I've finally decided to take a leaf out of Miss Glam's book and create a blog for my first novel. It's completed and in draft 2.5 stage, and I would LOVE to get some feedback and advice on it. If you would like an invite to read, just leave a comment on this post or shoot me an email (

For those of you who havn't been with my blog long enough to know what Book 1 (AUC, aka Angel Undercover) is all about, you can check out this post to see my sample back cover and hook page. It is a YA fantasy and is currently at 100K, though I'd really like to whittle that down to 80K or less.

I've stared at the thing for so long that I'm not sure what needs cut and what needs expanded on, so I come to you, my fellow writers/bloggers for advice. I sincerely appreciate any imput you may have, strongly dislike sugarcoating, and will reciprocate if let me know what you want looked at.

Thanks and here goes nothing!



Lady Glamis said...

I label thee the "Shameless Copier"


Your site looks great! I'll have to read some of it later. Great job!

Crimogenic said...

I wouldn't mind reading more, perhaps we can exchange a few chapters. Though, probably can't get to it for week or so :)

Thanks for the suggestions on my query.

Kat said...

Hey, thanks for stopping by my blog!

I'm always up for helping other aspiring authors like myself, so feel free to drop me an invite!

And good luck whittling off that 20K. I hope you find some scenes you're willing to let go- but I think 100K is passable for a YA book. (Especially an 'upper' YA novel, which is what yours sounds like.)

Anette J Kres said...

Glam - what can I say? Imitation is the highest form of flattery, right? lol

Crim and Kat - I sent you each an invite. Thanks for taking an interest in my story. :)

Kat - I think shaving 20K off is feasible. I have a lot of short scenes, so there's plenty to choose from. The trouble is knowing what needs to go and what needs built on. That's where readers like you Glam and Crim come in! lol

Anything you girls want looked at, just let me know.

Any other takers for an invite?