New YA Dystopian Book Update

by Vanna on March 29, 2014

About a week ago I had to accept the painful decision that my new dystopian book is just not yet ready for publication. For most writers, myself included, it is sometimes really hard to know if we truly told the story we wanted to tell in the books we write. This is the main reason that beta readers and editors are needed, and the feedback they offer has to be honest.

So, what happened to me was that I got a healthy dose of this honest feedback. And on the whole, all the beta readers agreed the characters and their relationships are just not there yet. Which was quite a blow to me, because it is usually the characters that I’m really good at writing. Though if I am completely honest with myself, I didn’t spend a whole lot of time in the hearts and minds of the characters as I was writing the first and second drafts. Which resulted in characters that were just not very likeable or life-like. So I’m in process of fixing that problem right now.

Anyway, what i’m trying to say is that the first book in my Progeny of Time series will not be ready until May. But once I figure this one out, I’m sure writing the next books in the series will go much faster.

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andy angel March 29, 2014 at 11:26 am

It’ll be ready when it’s ready and it’ll be well worth the wait 😉 x
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Vanna March 29, 2014 at 3:06 pm

Thanks, Andy! I sure am trying to make it the best that I can, but I guess it will take a bit longer than I planned :)

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ki pha March 30, 2014 at 8:12 pm

All’s good Vanna. It’ll be worth it.

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Vanna March 30, 2014 at 9:07 pm

Thanks, I sure hope to make it so :) I’m about 1/3 done with the final revision, and it’s coming together nicely now.

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Donna L Martin March 31, 2014 at 4:02 am

Greetings from Tennessee! I’m participating in the A to Z Challenge this year as well…good luck!

Donna L Martin
http://www.donnalmartin.com

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Vanna April 1, 2014 at 6:52 am

Hi Donna, thanks for stopping by! Good luck with the A-Z Challenge too!

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