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Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Q&A

Helloooo Everyone!! Due to my hectic writing schedule and the holiday madness, I’ve been too preoccupied to come up with an interesting blog post. So until I can regain my sanity, I open the floor to all you lovely followers. I encourage you to ask me any question you want in the comments section below. Any topic is open for discussion from writing, the editing process, random agent antidotes, life after getting signed, Ya books, hobbies, food, my favorite color, whatever you’d like to know. Fire away! I will answer as many as I can in the next post, which should be up after Christmas.

Until then, happy writing and Happy Holidays.

Cheers!!

8 comments:

  1. Hello Jaime! Since I have luckily finally secured an agent, I'm about to start the revision process based on her notes. How do you tackle edits based on your agent's feedback? Is it a collaborative process for you? Do you work on the small fixes first, and then tackle the larger ones? Thanks! :)

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  2. Hi Pam,
    OMG! I’m soo happy for you! Congrats! The editing process is all about compromise and trust. Make it clear what you want to keep and why, but MOST OF ALL, Listen to what the agents says and be open to changes. Most of the edits I’ve come across involve pacing and market appeal, something that agents know A LOT about. It's a joint effort so always ask questions. Start small, show that you’re willing to negotiate and you should do fine. Good luck.

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  3. Do you WIP hope? I just finised my historical YA and while Pam and another Beta read over it and chop it, I am starting on a contemp. YA. Do you think this overkill?? Also, how was querying for you? Wait, am I allowed to ask more than one question??

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  4. How do you find your Tunes? Are you like a music junky or what? I love your taste! Is music really important in your writing routine? Okay, that's 3 questions. I'm done.

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  5. Me too Joanna.

    Hey Jaime,

    I'm wondering after the set of revisions you did with Kathleen, what was the second round like with your editor? Did your editor ever have an opinion or request that was at odds with something Kathleen already revised with you? Also was Kathleen kept in the loop during the revisions with the editor?

    Thanks

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  6. Happy new year!

    How do you know when your ms is polished enough to start querying?

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  7. Any question... Hm.

    *grins*

    What's stopping you from signing up to the genre swapping blog-chain?

    (you did say any question, and I expect you to add your name soon)

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  8. Scene shifts:

    I like to write in scenes, like movies, where action builds to the end of the chapter, then jump to a new scene, leaving the readers accelerating through the story. But this involves multiple plot lines. I was wondering if you know of a general rule for the number of plot lines that can be successfully incorporated into a story (assuming they all support and converge to the main plot line).

    Thanks!

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