Hey y'all. We're exactly 2 weeks until Total Global Meltdown (i.e. revision deadline) and I'm warning you now my blog posts might be sporadic with a side of crazy.
Here's a little Revision By the Numbers:
Length of book before revisions: 65,000 words
Length of book as it stands today: 77,000 words.
(Don't tell my editor I've added 12,000 words. I'll break it to her gently.)
Number of "that's" removed: 482
Number of "that's" added: 327
So, we're headed in the right direction.
Number of times a character flinches: From 579 down to 7.
Number of times a character cringes instead of flinches: 572
Number of times a character loses control of his bowels: ... 0
(Still trying to work that one in to a book)
Number of times my margin comments have started a "thumb war" with my editor's margin comments: 3
(It's okay, I told them to take it out back)
Number of hours I have to fix all the flinches, cringes, and bowel breakdowns: 336
So, I guess I should get going. But first, the news!
EVERNEATH has gone postal.
No, wait, scratch that. I mean Global. EVERNEATH has gone global! Parlez Vous Francais? I don't, but somebody out there does, and that somebody is going to bring my book to the French People!
Here's the announcement:
|International rights: Children's|| |
French rights to Brodi Ashton's EVERNEATH, to Milan, in a three-book deal, by Eliane Benisti at Eliane Benisti Agency on behalf of Lauren Abramo at Dystel & Goderich Literary Management.
|Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi, Ce Soir! Which means, a book for every child in France!|
Now if I can get them to send me there on tour...