Oct 31

 

Welcome to the Big Reveal
 
I enjoy reading author interviews, but often times they don’t ask the kinds of questions I wonder about. So I’ve assembled a group of writers at all levels, from un-agented to published, and every week I will have a new question for them.

 

But first, a BIG CONGRATULATIONS goes out to Theresa Paulo, who has just signed with Brittany Booker. I’ve read some of Theresa’s work, and I am so excited to see her move on to this next step. Congrats, Theresa.

 

Do you have any trunked novels?
Or any others that you have set aside but want to get back to someday?

 
Christa Desir, Pre-Published Author
Yes and yes. Oh time. How I wish there were 48 hours in every day.
 

Dahlia Adler, Agented Author
Oh yes, quite a few trunked! I wrote a whole NA series back before I knew what a tough sell NA was, and I have another contemp YA that’s not going anywhere unless I can figure out a way to massively overhaul it. So, probably nothing I’m likely to work on again. I have others I definitely plan to get back to when I have the time, including one I expect to turn into my next WIP as soon as I finish revising my current one.

 
Jenny Morris, Agented Author
Yes and no. LOL. My first novel in its original form is trunked. I am finishing up on its reincarnation. There is very little that is the same. The main character has a different name, look, and age. And almost ALL the characters are different. Even the situation she finds herself in is almost completely altered. So, I think of them as two separate books. They even have different titles.
 

Lynne Schmidt, Un-Agented Author
Several. I think my first three novels are on the back shelf. They’re there, and I know they are, but I don’t feel like I want to edit them until I’ve landed an agent.

 
Theresa Paulo, Agented Author
Too many to even count. I have a habit of starting books then after the second or third chapter I put it aside. Some I have gone back to other’s I’m just waiting for inspiration to hit and I know one day it will. It always does.
 

Mindi Scott, Published Author

I have around four full or partial novels that I go back and forth about whether I’ll ever actually finish them. I feel like if so much time has passed and I haven’t done it, though, I probably never will. I stopped working on them for good reasons and the ideas are no longer exciting to me

 
Steph Campbell, Published Author
Absolutely! Doesn’t everyone? :)
I once tried my hand at paranormal and it didn’t work out so well. I also have a couple of women’s fiction novels that I started and never finished.
 
Do you have any trunked novels?

6 Responses to “The Big Reveal”

  1. Hey,

    I got worried when I saw your heading about the Big Reveal (it’s not Nov. 19 yet :)

    And, yes I have about a half-dozen trunked works of fart, er I mean “art” that I am excited to revisit in the New Year.

  2. Avatar of Suzi Suzi says:

    I have many many many temporarily trunked novels. (I hope temporary.)

    I wrote for a year and a half straight before attempting querying. Unfortunately it was before I learned anything about writing, which means I have a lot of editing to do. But I still love all my ideas and hope to get back to them someday.

  3. What a great question! What about you Suzi? I have yet to shelve an MS. I’m all about reworking them to death….we’ll see how long that lasts!

  4. Jenny Morris says:

    It hurts my heart to think of having a book that I never go back to . :)

    Congrats to my girl Theresa!!

  5. Congrats to Theresa! What wonderful news!

    As far as the question – I have novels I started before I researched how to write a novel, but never got very far on them before I quit. I don’t think I’ll ever go back to them because their story ideas were flawed. I might use the writing some day, though. Maybe. :)

  6. Robin says:

    I have a trunked novel- the first one that I wrote. I do hope to one day pull it out and polish it, but for now, I’m writing forward.

    And congrats Theresa!

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