Friday, August 14, 2009

Pleasant surprises

Opened the mailbox yesterday and, much to my surprise, I found a copy of Catherine Gardner's chapbook "The Sour Aftertaste of Olive Lemon." Now, I won't get to reading it until next week because I am this close (holding my thumb and forefinger about a quarter inch apart) to finishing reading another book and I can't hold multiple storylines in my head anymore, but I am looking forward to reading it and posting a review of it when I do.

I am now over 60% of the way through my edits in my MG book. (It might be YA, I am really not sure. It is a matter of introspection in the character and I don't know if I have too much for an MG book or too little for a YA book.) Anyone have any insight into this?

I haven't started any short stories this week, but I have gotten a ton of stuff (sorry Aaron) done around the house. I also haven't heard back from any editors this week, save for a couple of proofs. (*Sigh* maybe next week I will hear back from an editor.)


K.C. Shaw said...

Ooh, lucky! I hope mine comes today!

Jamie Eyberg said...

K.C.- I'm sure it will. I have heard of others getting theirs already. I am plowing through the book I am on to get to it.

Katey said...

Oooh wonder if mine will come, too. Excitement!

I wish I knew more about the YA/MG line-- I love both but I'm not really sure why I associate a novel with one or the other. I've never heard it related to introspection before (or anything, really)-- I like that. Be interested to know where you end up with that.

Good luck with the edits!

Cate Gardner said...

I want my copies!!! Someone has to post a photo or I might just explode.

With regards to the book, I say see how it looks when you've finished, ask your beta readers what age they think it's appropriate for, and if all else fails, I don't think it matters. How many people have written grown-up books only to be told by the agent that picks it up that it woudl be better marketed as a YA.

Jamie Eyberg said...

Katey- I have here the introspection somewhere and it made sense, I just don't know where to draw the line.

Cate- I have read quite a few YA books that very well could have been adult.

Aaron Polson said...

Good luck sir, and congrats on accomplishing "schtuff". You won't have a sour taste after Sour Aftertaste. I promise.

Fox Lee said...

At least you got stuff done around the house! I think the laundry is plotting a mutiny on my end.

Danielle Birch said...

Laundry. Meh.

Where is my Cate Gardner chapbook. Damn postman.