JELLYFISH, that always-in-progress first novel, finally got some Kudos from the MCC ! Whew! She made second round in the ABNA (Amazon Breakthrough Novel Awards) earlier this spring on the strength of a pitch, but the MCC is far more tangible (and literary – the ABNA has been called the American Idol of fiction contests). So my balancing act between Lit and Trade seems to be swinging towards lit for Jellyfish at least. Will that influence the next revision? Only my time managers know for sure, and they’re eight and thirteen. Slave drivers, I tell ya.
Is quite happy making though.