Sunday, February 27, 2011

Who's in with me?

So who else is planning to submit to Angry Robot on Tuesday? They're only opening to unagented submissions for one month. They're going to get inundated.

I'm sending Bell-Men, and to prepare I'm now doing yet-another-final-edit. They only want to see the first five chapters, but I figure any excuse to trim some words off that monster is a good one. And I have indeed managed to cut about 600 words, taking me down close enough to 116,000 words that I can change my official wordcount. I'd like to get down to 115,000, but I don't think that's going to happen. Still, the first draft was about 130,000, so I figure I'm doing good.

This is a good book. I like it. It's too long and probably the pacing is off as a result, but I think it's strong and pretty well written. Maybe the slush readers at Angry Robot will think so too.

7 comments:

Aaron Polson said...

Best of luck, KC. No submission from me, but I'll be cheering for Bell-Men!

K.C. Shaw said...

Thanks!

Natalie L. Sin said...

Good luck : )

Danielle Ferries said...

Good luck with Bell Men. Fingers and toes crossed :)

K.C. Shaw said...

Natalie and Danielle--Thanks! I need to polish up the query letter before tomorrow.

Cate Gardner said...

Good luck, Kate. I have nothing to submit at the moment, but hopefully they'll open for unagented submissions again.

K.C. Shaw said...

They have said they might make it a regular thing, I think. Let's hope so! I've only read one Angry Robot book, but I liked it.