#WIPmo 

11/01/2013

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So, I have made an executive decision for myself.
Because... you know, that is the only kind you can make on behalf of yourself.
Anyway.

It is #NaNoWriMo and I so badly wanted to participate this year. 
BUT.
I am 40k into my WIP (remember what this stands for non-writer friends??)
So me and few of my writing gals of Twitter have decided to do #WIPmo or Work In Progress Month.
We are going to check in every week and hold each other accountable. So that we hit our goals on our manuscripts that have been slow in the making. I am trying to reach 65k words by the end of the month. So my goal for November is 25k words + Edits for the entire manuscript. 

I'm actually pretty stoked on it. 

So NaNo'ers and WIPmo's let's do this. 

*throws glitter in the air* 
*does backflip*


(Are you feeling my cheering you on- because I am a fantastic online cheerleader.) 

READY... Set... Go GO GO! 

Good Luck.
Do Work People.

Xo,
Ruby
 
 
I recently read an article on Publisher's Weekly that talked about the agent's perspective on YA and what the next trends were going to be. As I read it, I found myself being excited and disappointed. In the one hand I can understand how it would be hard to read the current trends in submission after submission. As a reader I know when I find something I like, I look for similar books. So I can continue immersing myself in the books. So even though editors and agents may be sick of Dystopian and Paranormal, I still like these novels and elements showing up in my books. I like different twists. I read so much, so often that I love practically everything in the YA genre. So it is hard for me, because I think those two types of novels will still sale. Regardless of how many have come across in submissions. 

Maybe this is just hopeful thinking coming from a girl who has a manuscript out on submission that is in the Urban Fantasy genre. That has elements of mermaids and Greek mythology wrapped in the modern world with a nice big red bow on top. I think my novel still has commercial appeal, so seeing an article like the PW one is a kick to my ego. So, my question is: What do you think? Do you still like books with witches, vampires, mermaids, apocalypses, and dystopian societies? Or are you over it? 

Weigh in below.

Xo,

Rube