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So one of the boys was sick today, and I came home early, and figured, what the hey, might as well get started on that novel! Possessing Lucy now has 625 words. I'm not sure how much I like those words--I'm thinking too much about trying to make it good (because I know I'm planning on letting people read this draft) and it's a different style than I'm used to, and, well, beginnings are always hard for me. But tomorrow I'll take another look before I keep going. And I may just have to accept that if I let people see it, they're going to be seeing a first draft, with all that entails, and stop worrying so much. :P


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Jan. 31st, 2007 10:03 am (UTC)
Gah, I hate first chapters. I just tell myself I know I will be rewriting it completely by the time I am in the second revision and try to ignore it. First draft readers will understand. Good luck! Hooray for a new novel!
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:47 am (UTC)
Thanks for the congrats! I find I revise first chapters and last chapters more than anything else in the book. There's just so much riding on them!
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Earth & Sky
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Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2014

The Clouded Sky
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Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

A Sky Unbroken
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Skyscape/Razorbill Canada, 2015

The Way We Fall
(Fallen World #1, apocalyptic YA)
Disney-Hyperion, 2012

The Lives We Lost
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Disney-Hyperion, 2013

The Worlds We Make
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Disney-Hyperion, 2014

Those Who Lived: Fallen World Stories
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self pubbed, 2014

Give Up the Ghost
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Henry Holt, 2009

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