Hooray, another final!
This weekend I received the exciting news that my other YA manuscript, Seaside Sorcery, finalled in the 2009 Indiana’s Golden Opportunity contest. I entered this contest sponsored by the Indiana Romance Writers of America back in June during my flurry of contest entries. Along with the other finalists in the YA category, my entry is being judged by an agent and the results will be back October 15th. I’m breathing a sigh of relief that I’ve just finished polishing the manuscript (yet again) and my critique partner says she has time to review the whole story.
So … with both my YA stories doing well in the contests, I’m (overly optimistically, I’m sure) starting to work on a third set in the same Sapaksa world. I have many story ideas, which I make notes on in my moleskin, but it’s so hard to decide which to dive into next. I’m pretty linear when it comes to writing. I pick one, get totally immersed and write until I’m done.
The chosen story is Conifer Curse, which features Fern and Beri from Meadow Magic, and a new character from the Sapkasa city of Bonterra in Ireland. I have a brief description of the story under Young Adult Books.