June 22, 2010

They've Arrived!

Dun dun dun...

My revision notes have arrived!

Dun dun dun...

Can I survive them without pulling all of my hair out?

I guess we will have to wait and see!

*deep breath*

So Jim sent me the revision notes for my MG science fiction novel this afternoon. Fortunately, they're not as bad as I thought they would be! I was sort of expecting a massive 10-page single-spaced Word document, but I'm happy to report that the notes could fit on a page or two. No, not bad at all!

But, I do need to amp up the character development in the novel, which is definitely unsurprisingly. I'm not very good at character arcs, you see. I like focusing on action and tension--and sometimes I let my characterizations fall by the wayside. Bad Caroline! Bad!

This shall be a good learning experience for me though! *Fingers crossed* Never give up, never surrender, right?


  1. I'm glad the revision notes aren't horrendous. I'm sure you'll have the editing done in no time!

  2. Only 2 pages. I'd say that is definitely good! Maybe a little BBC flick can help with character dev. j/k

  3. Yay your notes sound about the same length as mine were. When are you coming up to northern virginia?? We can spazz out together :)

  4. Just caught up with your blog. And what?! You are writing a novel? AMAZING, but I am not surprised. You are a fabulous writer... oh how exciting!