I’m back in the desert story today. Since I rewrote the M.G. story a few months ago, three editors have seen it. One said she loved the voice (hooray!) and the story but didn’t think it fit her line, and two said they liked the story but didn’t identify with the voice. What to do?
The manuscript is being read elsewhere so maybe I’ll sell this version yet. But while I wait I decided to retell the story for a third time. It will take weeks but I told you three years ago I wanted to learn how to write a middle grade novel and this is part of my learning process. I have a new novel started but I’m pulling back from that one for now until I get this desert story right.