Needless to say, PitchWars was a bust. Thankfully the world moves on, and I’ve begun to query again. I’m 6 rejections in, all of them basically saying the same thing: thanks for the query but no thanks. I think I might go up to 15 rejections before I sit down and maybe revisit the manuscript. I have some notes from my writer’s group and a potential prologue just sitting off to the side right now; once I hit 15 I think I’ll make some adjustments and then try some more.
Work on the current WIP continues. I’m right at the halfway mark, so that’s nice. Unlike so many of my other projects though, this one is far less wordy. So much so that I might actually have to go through and add more words. Insanity! I think though, that because I’ve chosen to try my hand at MG instead of adult, I’ve also been trying to avoid going too deep into the descriptive rabbit-holes I tend to get stuck in.
Also, the big question on my mind is how different I’d like to make this WIP once the rough draft is done, if at all. Currently it’s just a simple premise: children’s ghost story, but I keep asking myself if I should add something extra. Ghost story in space? Ghost story with magical realism? I think my biggest worry is the notion that perhaps a simple ghost story just isn’t enough. I should probably start scouting out the MG market to see what agents are looking for and what’s overly-saturated right now.
At any rate, work continues and the world moves on.
WIP Word Count: 19,424