Happy 4th July to all the American visitors, enjoy the fireworks!
Today is the first day of the Gearing up for an Agent Blogfest by the lovely Deana Barnhart.
- My rhyming MG novel Kangaroobee is already out on submission as is To the Beach, my pre-school picture book (unintentionally at the same time, blame Patty ;)
- My picture books, Cheeku the Cheeky Chinese Chicken and Big Al of the Everglades are both marinating nicely at the moment.
- I don’t know what to do with my old story Roo on the Roof, except maybe send it to my mum lol. It’s another zoo story so I’ll have to wait forever for that to be a rare thing again.
For the first day we have to ask a question. Mine is coming up after some rambling lol.
I’m on a break from picture books right now and have a mountain of middle grade books to read. Now that I’ve finished Divergent (and yes it is AWESOME!) I can crack on through my MG reads. I’ll be getting visitors over summer, so I’m reading like a crazy person before they arrive lol. I have a brand new idea for an MG book but I’ve already ditched 3000 words and cut two characters, so it’s already gone through the mill and I’m not even half way through yet! Luckily I told my hubby the plot and he was like woah you’re making it too complicated again. So my question is:
How do you know if your plot is too complicated and should you cut at the beginning or wait until you have finished the whole of the first draft before making big changes?
I know it’s an early on question, but with stories out on submission I am in the early stages again. Look forward to reading the other entries here.