Monday, May 26, 2014


My YA Contemporary, THE SECRETS WE KEEP, hits shelves in eleven months and two days -- April 28th, 2015 from FSG/ Macmillan. Like most pre-published authors, I had a lot of misconceptions about how this whole process worked.  In an attempt to demystify the post-sale pre-publication period, every Monday of my debut year, I will post one Debut Author Realization. As I stare at what are my second-read through of First Pass Pages, I thought I would share this bit of information:

Debut Author Realization #1 

The amount of work that goes into a manuscript AFTER is is sold and BEFORE it is published is astounding. Revisions, content edits, copy edits, first pass pages. Makes writing the original ms seem like the easy part.