Because I'm a bit challenged when it comes to remembering these things, I don't post every week, but now I'm planning out my posts weeks ahead, so I plan to alternate YATT with Interview Tuesdays.
Basically, YATT celebrates all things YA, whether by writing YA books, or writing about writing YA books. Since I have a no-review policy on my blog, I stick to the latter.
This pretty much leaves me with updating you on my progress with Doorways, my YA epic fantasy. Progress is slow but steady and I'm keeping my fingers crossed that I'll be able to finish edits by 31 August.
One of my CPs has finished the entire novel, and he likes it! ^_^
Sorry. I know squeeing about one CP sounds silly, but there's something really satisfying about having people you don't know read your book and they come back with prasie.
So yes... I have two more CPs to who are still going through my work with a fine toothed comb, then I need some beta readers. I currently have three, but might still need one or two more, but I'm not worrying about that too much yet.
In the mean time, I wrote the query letter for Doorways and submitted it for critique.
It's really strange though, writing a query. I didn't struggle with it or anything. But there's something... real... about it, you know? Like I took one step closer to a cliff I will jump from one day.
Still, now that it's done, I feel pretty good about it. Now I just need to start stalking my dream agent.
Are you writing a YA novel? At what stage of the process are you?