After plugging away on this damn rewrite I am officially about 75% through it. Pretty dope, right?
Well, yes and no. The good news is that I actually like what I’m reading. The poop news is that I think this big bastard is going to end up sitting around 120k words even after revisions. That, amigos, is no bueno.
From what I understand — which is, admittedly, very little — for a first time author (see: the guy writing this blog poat on his phone) 120k is a teensy bit heavy for YA. That leaves me with a few choices on where to go with this thing:
1. Trim off about 20k-30k but that’s a horrible idea.
2. Self-publish the whole thing in that true punk DIY ethic.
3. Cut the novel in 2 and self-publish with said ethic.
4. Say screw it and pitch it anyways
Right now I don’t have any idea which to choose but I’m getting so damn close to finishing this thing that I’ve got to figure to out real soon, man. If anyone has a thought, or even multiple thoughts, I’m open to hearing them.