So, DEMON MOON has a page at Amazon.com (I’ve been checking pretty much daily so that I can put the link up on the website) an ISBN, and an estimated page count (I imagine someone takes the manuscript and word count and sends the estimated final page count with the initial info).
DEMON ANGEL’s was 432pp, and it’s a dollar more than every other debut author’s book out there.
I’ve got to stop this. My editor ended up being okay with DA’s length because she thought the story was good and there wasn’t anything superfluous that could/shoud be cut out, but I still felt like crap, because that’s not what it’s supposed to be. That’s not what I was contracted to write. I want to be professional, right? And yet I’m setting myself up as an overpriced problem author.
Even though I’m really nice; no, I’m a problem in other ways … overwriting ways.
And then I put together all of DM’s chapters just before I sent it out (my last computer died and the file was corrupted before I got my new laptop … but I didn’t risk having the whole document all in one until the last couple of days or so before deadline … and then I hit word count … and almost cried. Actually, I think I did) and it was even longer.
This new one, I swear, will not get over 120K.
(It’s only supposed to be 100K, but I’m trying to be realistic.)
And, hey, since I’m on a self-pity party.
To my car (part deux):
Eff you. I hope you enjoy your overnight stay in the Target parking lot.
Eff you. Next time you should totally have the new Kresley Cole.
To Dean Koontz:
Thank you for writing something that I can read on the bus when Target effs up Kresley Cole.
Phew. All better now. :joker: