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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Wednesday, July 18, 2012
How Do I do it?
I have a back list.
Not of published books, just of books I've written, because, truth be told, I've been writing for a lonnnnngg time. My daughter was one year old when I started and she just graduated from high school. Much of what I've written over the years is not publishable. But some of those ideas were pretty good--it's just the execution that wasn't. As my writing chops improved I was able to go back and make them better.
Back list books:
Clockwise (first draft written in 2007, based on a time travel book written in 1998)
Like Clockwork (half written in a Nano 2009)
Seaweed (first draft written in 2009 or 10, can't remember)
Playing with Matches (first draft written 2005, still revising, planned release this fall).
Jars of Clay (first draft written in 2002, releasing as three novellas, first one this fall)
It's a Little Haywire (first draft written in 1996)
Newly written books:
Clockwiser (written winter 2011/12)
Perception (written 2011, planned release this fall)
Clocked ( written 2012)
Planned to write books:
Volition (book 2 in Perception series, first act written)
Book 3 -6 in Perception series
A retelling of Peter Pan and Tinkerbell
A sequel to Seaweed
Two other factors:
I quit my job to do this full-time.
My four kids are grown up.
So now you know.
How about you? Do you have a back list? Do you have any planned releases coming up?