Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Tell Me What You Want, What You Really Really Want

Yeah, I just quoted the Spice Girls. So sue me.

Anyway, how are you this fine day? I'm doing peachy fine. Working on a new book now, a middle grade, and that's a lot of fun. Who else out there writes in multiple genres? Do you find it easy to switch from one to the other? So far, it's been okay for me, but we'll see what happens when I get the next round of edits on Bad Taste in Boys. Keepeth thine fingers crossed for me.

Speaking of Bad Taste in Boys, don't forget that signing up for my newsletter will qualify you to win the first ARC! I'm not sure when they'll come, but you'll get it, along with a poster print of my home page. There's a handy dandy sign up link in the right hand column. So get thine butt over there!

I don't know what's up with the archaic language, either.

AND, if that's not enough for you, stop over at Candyland's blog! She's doing a fab contest with lots of different giveaways, including critiques by yours truly, phone calls with agents, and full manuscript edits by real live editors! (As opposed to manuscript edits by dead editors, which isn't cool. All they do is scribble "BRAINS!" in the margins.) And the whole thing benefits Joy 2 the World, a non-profit dedicated to helping the women of Ghana. It's awesome. Go checketh it out.

13 comments:

beth said...

Carrie, would you mind letting your readers know I'm giving away a $20 Barnes and Noble gift card at http://beth-project52.blogspot.com/2010/07/win-20-barnes-and-noble-gift-card.html?

Candyland said...

Thanks Carrie! Live editors do a MUCH better job than dead ones. Fo sho.
And Beth, I need to edit that to $20 on my blog too!
Thanks ladies!
xoxo

Jess Tudor said...

Yes, "handy dandy" is truly archaic.

I write multiple genres. I haven't had a problem with it, but then I can't say how good any of them are. It helps that I have two distinct styles of writing... I have a somewhat snarky, faster-paced sort of voice option and a more poetic always third-person voice option.

Jamie Eyberg said...

All I can think of is the Blues Brothers. "We play both kinds of music here. Country and Western." I like playing with all sorts of genres. adults and kids and not quite adults but too big to be kids type stuff.

Tere Kirkland said...

I mostly write YA paranormal, but I have an adult paranormal shoved in a metaphorical drawer somewhere. Even that has protagonists in college, not traditional "adults", so I guess I'm a YA writer at heart. But I don't think I could write something that didn't have a paranormal element, or at least, I'd have a very difficult time of it.

Good post!

storyqueen said...

I write in multiple genres...PBs and MG....but I did write YA too that I have to open again and revise.

For me, the trick is to only really have one project of each genre going at a time. It's hard for me to work on two middle grades at a time. (Unless they are totally different, like one in the middle ages and one in area 51...or one in first person, the other in third.)

But I like having lots of different things going on....and to type comments on blogs instead of working.....

(still loving the purple!)

TerryLynnJohnson said...

My first book was MG, then I switched to YA and found that easier to write. Good to change it around!

Elana Johnson said...

Awesome new blog design!! And I'm going to have to go check out Candyland's blog.

Carolyn V. said...

Sweet! I'm on my way to Candy's now!

I write YA but just had an author tell me I could do both YA and MG. So cool. =)

Marsha Sigman said...

The first manuscript I wrote was MG but now I am working on YA.

I plan to go back to it eventually, I have a lot of ideas for Middle Grade boy books. It's not easy writing that is for sure!

Mireyah Wolfe said...

Sporty Spice was my hero--and yes, it was because of her hair.

Claire Dawn said...

I love the Spice Girls quote!

I have only ever completed YA, but I have an MG nagging my soul all month. So now I'm going to have to go buy a few MG books and do some research to see if I really want to write it.

Ray Veen said...

I signed up. I want that ARC. I'll buy a copy too, when the time comes. I'm really interested to see how much the story's changed over the last, what? Two years?