Alec Nevala-Lee

Thoughts on art, creativity, and the writing life.

Progress report

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Because my thoughts on writing are inevitably colored by my own experience of the publishing process, I’ll occasionally be posting updates as Kamera works its way to bookstores. Here, then, is the story so far:

On September 10, my agent submitted Kamera to publishers. On October 6, after a fairly grueling submission process, we received an offer from New American Library, a subsidiary of Penguin Books, to publish Kamera and an untitled sequel in a two-book deal. After speaking briefly on the phone with my new editor, I immediately headed off on a two-week vacation to Peru and Bolivia, which my wife and I had planned some months before. (Needless to say, I was very glad to get an offer before our departure.)

On November 17, I received a five-page editorial letter from my editor, outlining various changes and revisions, mostly minor, that he wanted to see in the manuscript. I’m currently finishing up this revised draft, which I’m scheduled to deliver to NAL by the middle of next week. After that, I’m flying to New York, where I’ll finally have a chance to meet my editor in person, and hopefully get a better sense of what happens next. Stay tuned!

Written by nevalalee

November 30, 2010 at 11:07 am

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