Monday, May 23, 2011

Ready for another round of Beta reviews

My MG dystopian sci-fi mystery, after a somewhat lengthy hiatus, is now ready for round two of full Beta reviews. Word-count is just shy of 31,000 words, and at 28 chapters, I think this is a good length--comperable to the length of a good Nancy Drew mystery. Not that I could claim that I'm that good of a mystery writer, but at least we match in word-count. ;-)

This edit caught some problems that, after I got past the first two chapters, were easy to fix. Voicing is similar throughout the book. Pacing accelerates towards the end, as it should. Interpersonal relationships are on a MG-compatible level.

Action exists, some self-discovery occurs, and the world is saved. What more could we need?

(Oh, I know.... an agent!)

Patience, Michelle, patience. One more round of reviews, then queries. Yay!


  1. I'm affected by the comment log in glitch, so will have to comment this way until fixed.

    An exciting phase. Yeah, an agent. :) I'm finishing up a revision on my first novel. Then I have to get back to revisions on the 2nd.

  2. Thanks, Mary. I love your blog!


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