Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Current revision stage done!

Phew!  It took an escape to the library with my computer to sequester myself away from the family, but I just finished my latest Blackbirds revisions.  One of my readers urged me to work on my ghost and the creepiness in the book, so I attacked my scenes that included the spirit and have gotten to the point where I'm feeling pretty good.  I'm sending the book to another reader in two weeks--a tough-love reader (yes, you Kim).  We'll see if I'm still feeling so good about the manuscript at that point, but anything that can make the book stronger is a must.  I'm not sending Blackbirds to my agent until this puppy is armed and ready.

On another note, I was interviewed for a New York Times article about 9/11 birthdays.  The journalist found me through a blog post I wrote at Suburban Vampire two years ago.  I'll spread the word when the article shows up online.


Ara Burklund said...

Congratulations!!! I'm so excited for you! Finishing a revision (during the summer, no less) is huge. The NYT interview sounds cool, too. Can't wait to see the article when it comes out.

Cat Winters said...

Thanks, Ara! I wouldn't have been able to do it without vacating the house with the computer every once in a while. Even with the husband home for the summer, there are just too many people in the house to concentrate. :-)

Kim Murphy said...

I'm honored and looking forward to reading a good ghost story. Wow, NY Times, I'm impressed!

Cat Winters said...

I do mean a "tough-love reader" in a good way, Kim. I know your comments will help tremendously. I hope it's a good ghost story. :-)

I was pretty darn excited to be interviewed for the NY Times!