Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question and answer it on our own blogs.
How far would you go to get published?
I have to say I'm not the kind of person who could write to trends. I feel best writing something I want to write. I'm still kicking myself for not revising my YA NaNoWriMo Novel from 2007 with angels because I could maybe have caught that little trend.
I would do endless revisions and cut out parts of the story. I've actually had a couple things published in magazines and have learned a little about revising from that experience. For one story in a Sunday School paper I had to get the story down to 300 words. It felt like a lot at the time but it was totally worth it to get my first paid publishing credit.
I've considered self-publishing. I have a couple Picture Book manuscripts that I feel are in good shape. Sometimes I think about working my butt off or giving up my trips to the coffee shop so I can hire an illustrator to get these books out there. With things like the iPad, Nook Color and Kindle Fire it makes me wonder if a picture book author has the chance to enjoy success in the ebook format.