In January I was two poems in on a verse novel I’d started the September before. I knew I had some time to play before my second-round edits for Miraculous came. There was research to do and a story to find. I took it day by day.
The writing felt like coming home. Oh, yes. I had my hangup moments, but mainly it was joy.
And guess what? The draft is done. I finished near the end of March. I’ve never written a novel this fast or squeezed out an entirely new book between edit rounds. Friends, I’m so excited about this book! It’s a middle-grade historical verse novel I’m calling Fire Finder.
More (I hope!) soon…
How exciting! How many edits do you typically go through before you’re ready for submission?
It depends on the book and form. Some are ready to go faster than others. Some take a long time. No hard and fast rules or rhyme or reason!
Faith E. Hough says
Hooray! I always rejoice at news of a new book from you. Can’t wait to hear more (and I love the title)!
Thank you, Faith. You are dear.
Cynthia Grady says
Wow, Caroline. Congratulations!
Joanne R Fritz says
How wonderful! Congratulations, Caroline! That really is fast. Can’t wait to hear more.
Thank you, Joanne!
Lynne Robbins says
Congratulations! I hope you have fun celebrating, and I look forward to hearing more about the book.
Thank you, Lynne. I appreciate it!
Megan E. Freeman says
YAY! Well done! xoxo
I just listened to LEAVE THE WORLD BEHIND and kept thinking of ALONE. Have you read it?
Linda Mitchell says
This is exceptionally great news! Hooray!
Kimberley Little says
Wow, this is thrilling – what joyous news! You must be soaring! Congrats, my dear friend. XO
Thank you, Kim! I hope you’re well. xo
Serenity Bohon says
Love this! As a writer trying to return to that first-draft love, I am inspired. 🙂
I’ve been thinking of you as I read Melanie Crowder’s MAZIE. Have you heard of it?
Steve Cromwell says
Congrats! Very curious about this book!