Excited. Nervous. Hopeful.
I just printed off my complete manuscript for a final polish.
I’m rewriting some dialogue to be more snappy and filling out the final scene. Then it’s off to my critique partner.
It’s the shortest book I’ve ever written, clocking in at around 55k–which is apparently good for a YA. I was nervous about the length and well, because I’d dumped about 30k–that is so hard!– but I checked with a few YA authors and they’ve assured me this is an ok length for a book. I’m so tempted to make it longer, but the story is told, you know?
It’s also taken me the longest to write, which makes little sense.
Unless you consider it’s my first YA and I completely changed the main theme and setting during rewrites–which means I basically dumped a book and started over. Doesn’t seem so bad if I look at it that way. 🙂