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A More Middley Middle

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I have gone back and forth on whether or not Seer will be a Duology or not.  Almost to the point where I’m a lovestruck girl pulling leaves off a branch going, “He loves me, he loves me not…”.  I really want it to be two books because I feel like there’s enough material for it, but with the way I originally split it up, I just can’t make Book 1 long enough without dragging everything out and boring my future readers to death.

That is why I have enlisted help.  One of my beta readers, my wonderful co-worker Lo, is going to keep an eye out for a good stopping point farther in to the book.  A ‘more middley middle’ is how we described it.  So will Seer be a two-parter?  Your guess is as good as mine.  I would need the main character’s prophetic powers to ascertain that.

UPDATE: I have found my middley middle and am waiting for Lo to catch up to that point so she can tell me what she thinks of my stopping point.

In the meantime, I’m still waiting to hear from publishers.  It has been 2 months and three weeks since I submitted my Book Proposal and my agent said it could take 3-6 months to hear back.  I would not be surprised if I developed an ulcer due to the anxiety I feel almost every day waiting for someone to provide me with an answer to the question, “What publishing house will my book call home?”

Bye for now!

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