What I did manage was sending my YA off to two new beta readers after mostly completed revisions. Then I managed to prowl back through one more time and fix minor ticks, including one paragraph that took an entire hour to get just right. But I'm thinking it's a good sign that I still have the stamina to read this book from beginning to end and still like it. Only problem, during the revisions I cut the scene that had the title in it. Oops. When I hear back from my readers and see their suggestions, this puppy goes back to Secret Agent Man and then hopefully will start being shopped. Fingers crossed - I need to get our tractor fixed before winter!
My agent got back to me on the first 50 of my upper MG and although he says "I'm on to something" he had some suggestions to make it sparkle. I'm glad to have some direction to approach my revisions and now that the first draft has been sitting for almost a month, it's time to reset the alarm clock for 5:00 a.m.
In other news, Homecoming was a smash success. I did a rousing rendition of "Baby Got Back" with the lyrics "I like big books" that included a surprise booty grind with our steamy hot assistant football coach. The kids went wild and afterwards I had two of my students approach me and put there hands at chest level and say "Ms. J.Ro, you were here for us before." Then they raised their hands way above their heads and said, "Now you're here." Another girl found me and said, "Ms. J.Ro, who knew you had a WILD side." Nothing like a little out and out tomfoolery to make kids laugh.
So, what about all of you? Successes? Smashes? Wish I would of's? Twitter has seemed sort of quiet this week, so I'm curious to hear from each of you!