Friday, February 19, 2010

Insights from an Editor

I'm always fascinated to read about other sides of the publishing business (possibly because I'm just plain nosy!!) While blog hopping earlier today I came across a very interesting interview with the fabulous Kate Seaver, Senior Editor at Berkley (who truly is fabulous and I love the fact she's my editor!!!) over at the Witchy Chicks.

Kate chats about the most common mistakes she sees from those pitching their work to her at conferences and offers tips to aspiring writers. She also gives insights into her typical (and dream!) working day.

And a quick update on my wip, CAPTIVE. Just hit 80k. From now on I'm counting down... so I have 10k to go. I'm hoping to wrap it up next weekend!!


Kaye Manro said...

Oh you are speeding along on Captive!

Great advice from Kate. Thanks.

Shelley Munro said...

Thanks for the link, Christina. I'm off to check it out.

Mel Teshco said...

your word count is amazing Christina. I'm working on not being a compulsive 'checker' so hope to get the words down too!
Hope you achieved your goal =)

Suzanne Brandyn Author said...

Wow that word count is unreal.
I enjoyed reading the interview with Kate. It is interesting what goes on behind the scenes. The common mistakes authors make when pitching was informative. Thanks for posting the link Christina.
Suz :)

Cari Quinn said...

Very informative post! Thanks!

And congrats on your Captive word count...that's awesome! :)

Cathryn Hein said...

Great word count, Christina. And thanks for the link to Kate's interview.

Any more news on Forbidden's fabbo cover? Can't wait to see it.

Christina Phillips said...

I'm glad you found Kate's post informative, I love reading stuff like that!!

Mel, I can't stop double-checking, I think I'll forever be a PEA!!!

Cathryn - not yet - I'm hopeful maybe this week!!!