Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Why I write MG Fiction

I wanted to write a YA novel, truly. My first Beta reader, though, was an 8-yr-old.

Try as I might, I couldn't add anything that would make the book "too adult" for her. Therefore MG.

Try as I might, I couldn't get my wordcount much above 30,000 words, about the length of most Nancy Drew books. Therefore MG.

Try as I might, I couldn't write anything that my "dream agent" possibly wouldn't like. Therefore MG.

Then, finding out that an agent said in her blog that NY Publishers are looking for MG, I celebrated!!! Now, I'm working to get my current edit finished, an ace synopsis and query letter written.


  1. Don't blame her for that. Weddings are a crazy time. Best of luck to you! I'm about to query my novel again, too.

  2. Mary, thanks for stopping by! I'm definitely not upset with the agent and didn't mean to imply that. I remember how crazy my wedding was--was living in one state and the wedding was in another. Receptions in both states.

    Keep in touch--you're a few weeks ahead of me. I hope to be querying by August. :-)


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