I am almost finished with my YA Gothic Horror novel. Almost. I've been working on it for the past year or so and it has undergone so many transformations it is mind-boggling. (Seriously, it started out as a MG Adventure.) I thought I was finished earlier this year but then I realized it still needed some changes. And so I am once again in the throes of revisions!
I keep asking myself... when is it ever over? I've been working with a professional editor who has been amazing. It really is shocking what someone outside of the process can see when you are eye-balls deep into the nitty gritty. With each revision, I feel more confident with the story so I suppose that makes it all worth it. Still, I am anxious to send it out to agents to see what sort of response I get. I also know I shouldn't pull the trigger until it is the absolute best it can be.
In the meantime, I am preparing for my first AWP Conference. It is coincidentally in Minneapolis so I figured I should check it out! I'm not sure what to expect but I'm already dreading crowds and parking and traffic. Plus I have to board my little dogs while I am away for the day. But I am also getting really excited. I'll be sure to post some photos of the conference once I'm there!
Here's a photo of me and boys in California. We are ready for spring. Honestly, Minnesota. Any time now would be just fine.