I'm author ELLE STRAUSS and welcome to my website!
I write fun, lower Young Adult (teen) fiction to do with whimsical things like time-travel, fairies and merfolk.
When my serious side peeks out, she's called LEE STRAUSS. She likes to write upper YA about real things that have happened in the past, or made up things that could quite possibly happen in the future.
This blog is about books, mine and other fab authors', but occasionally I'll share about other topics.
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Friday, January 28, 2011
In the Zone
I had an idea for a three book series and wrote the first book. Editorial feedback was basically this: cut a certain subplot, combine the three book ideas into one book and make the protagonist older.
Always up for a challenge, I started this task. Thankfully I'm in a season right now where I have big chunks of space to write, and basically that's why I've been sort of MIA this week in the blogosphere. I'V BEEN WRITING. And it feels great.
I whipped through part two, and almost completed part three. Then I have to go back and re-write part one, fuse all the parts into one whole and then of course, re-write, re-write, re-write.
I know from experience that writing isn't always like this. A lot of times it's hard slugging, so when you get a good slippery section, you just want to slide.
How about you? Are you in the zone, sliding along? Or are you in a time of slugging away?