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