Monday, August 24, 2009

Monday :P

So I got in about an hours worth of writing this morning and I think it was all for nothing. I don't think I can use any of it. Garbage in, garbage out.

The good news is that I might have a new angle on the story to work out. I will see how that pans out over the next couple of days.

After I take my wife's suggestions (I have already taken her up on the character's names thing) I would be wondering if any of you would like to beta read a 26K MG story. It is not horror but adventure. If you liked My Side Of the Mountain and just about anything by Gary Paulson then you might be interested. You can e-mail me at jeyberg74@gmail.com. I would be happy to have all the input I can get before I start sending it out to agents and publishers.

I know, a lot of you are already looking at that and going "26K. that is way too short. There is no way you are getting a publisher for a book like that." I beg to differ. Because of Winn-Dixie came in at a very short 110 pages (about 25K) for the same age group. It was a Newbery honor book for 2001. I believe all you need is for the story to be complete. I hope mine is. I believe it is. I would like a second (or 25th) opinion.

hope everyone is having a more productive Monday than I am. Until next time.

7 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

You know I'm in. Sorry the morning was a wash.

K.C. Shaw said...

26k is a good length for a MG book. There's a lot more variety in length for the younger set (lucky them). I'd volunteer as a reader, but right now I'm still at the point where I can't concentrate on anything. If you still need readers next week, though, I should be okay then and I'd be happy to take a look at it.

Danielle Ferries said...

I'd be happy to have a look for you.

Jamie Eyberg said...

It will still be a little while out (probably 2 weeks, maybe sooner) I am just getting all of my ducks in a row. thanks for the offers. I have such nice virtual friends. :)

Jeremy Kelly said...

Sounds like you have enough volunteers - I got here as soon as I could. I have the same days where I write drivel that goes nowhere. I think of it as practice makes perfect and that makes me feel a little better. Although practicing is nowhere near as satisfuing as the real deal.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Jeremy- the more the merrier.

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