Final Edits

DebE —  July 21, 2012 — 2 Comments

I thought I’d let y’all know where I’m at with the Work In Progress.

Hey there sexy, I heard you were into World Wa...

Hey there sexy, I heard you were into World War era English fantasy literature (Photo credit: revrev)

Currently I am working on the edits for the final chapter (OK, well, not currently … currently I’m writing a blog entry, but well, you know what I mean). In my first draft, I brought up a few issues that I plan to deal with properly in the next book – sort of a foreshadowing kind of thing. But, well, I think my readers would prefer a happy ending. So, on this edit, I am reviewing what issues get brought back to mind for the readers.

I’ve been trying to decide if my story is a straight adult Fantasy novel, or if I should class it as YA Fantasy. I suppose that with my two protags being 17 and 22, it is more YA. Plus, I read a snippet to a friend last night and realized just how tongue-in-cheek a lot of my writing is. I can’t seem to help writing with a jovial-lilt. It’s my “voice”, I guess. I don’t know. I guess I’ll get a few people to read it and see how it goes. I’ve had positive comments from various people – male, female, older and younger than myself, so maybe it doesn’t matter. I guess I label it fantasy and let the blurb and first few pages advertise it. I don’t know. I’ve never done this before. And I don’t see me going through a publisher at this stage, so I’ve got to sort it out myself.

It’s a bit of a game we play, isn’t it? You put your piece out there and see where it lands … will you collect $200? Will you go directly to jail? Will you have to pay a fine for landing on someone else’s square?




Deb E was born in New Zealand’s North Island, but her parents corrected that within months, moving south to Dunedin and staying there. Childhood nights were spent falling asleep to cover versions of Cliff Richard and the Shadows and other Rock ’n Roll classics played by her father’s band, and days were spent dancing to 45 LPs. Many of her first writing experiences were copying down song lyrics. She graduated to scientific reports when she studied a nematophagus fungus in the Zoology department of the University of Otago, trading all traces of popularity for usefulness… then traded both for fiction. Mum of one human & four fur-babies.

2 responses to Final Edits


    YA stuff is the best. Heinlein’s “Have Space Suit, Will Travel” is still a classic.


      Good to know. I haven’t read much YA for a while, but I get the feeling that’s where my “talents”, such as they are, are best put to use. I will have to go and do some research …

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