Saturday, April 19, 2008

WOW!!!!!!! Progress...

Okay I didn't write all of this, but I edited the passive voice out of 12 chapters today. That is 42,865 words!!! I also took it and edited those 12 chapters for the LDS market, changing a few things here and there. I am impressed, and excited I thought it would take much longer than this. I am 1/3 of the way to sending it to Covenant. AAAAAAA!!!!!!!!

I am not getting my hopes up, it is speculative fiction and although it doesn't preach the gospel it has some "seeds" of truth that might make it passable. The bad guy gets a conscience and goes good type of thing. (And a little romance.) I am under the firm belief that if I don't submit it, it will never get accepted in the future.

(I asked Kirk Shaw if they did any science fiction and he said that they did but hadn't in a while. I asked him why and he said that what had been submitted was Crap. I asked what kind of crap, stuff not apropriate for them or not good writing. He said they were bad writing.)

Let's hope that Dominion Day is good writing acording to Kirk. :)


Weston Elliott said...

This is soooo great! And wow, what a great piece to put inyour cover letter:

"Hi, remember me, I'm the one that asked about sci-fi. Here's the one with great writing that you've been looking for!"

You go girl!!

Heather Justesen said...

Michelle, good luck with the rest of your editing. The market could use some good sci-fi.

By the way, you've been tagged. Visit my blog for details.

Noble M Standing said...

I just finished chapoters 13-24 both the passive edit and the LDS edit. I feel a little sheepish admitting that but I was writing for the national market first. I had a few harsh words in there but my bad guy turned good was exactly that a bad guy. And the couple is married so I led them to the bedroom had them kiss a little and then left it to the readers immagination... nuf said.

So tomorrow I will edit ch. 24-36 and be done.... then as I work on the cover letter hopefully someone will be able to read it quickly and tell me if I have missed anytrhing major, any takers?