Should I or Should I Not ...

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Revise? Again!

I know, I've been over this several times in the past. Should I revise Sweet Revenge to be contemporary, or keep it as a historical set in the 1960s. Should I call it a Young Adult fiction, or Adult?

To revise will take a lot of work. The entire book will need to be reworked to make it sound contemporary. But, to not revise may mean it will never sell. But maybe it still will? Maybe it's just my query letter. Maybe I should market it as an adult nostalgic piece?

Decisions, decisions, decisions...
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About Paul West

Paul West is a freelance writer and novelist. Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Paul claims to be a "Prune Picker," though he now makes his home in Taylorsville, Utah.

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Published: Tuesday, August 11, 2009

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  1. would you like me to read it for you and give you some input?

  2. Hi Anji,

    I tried to see you in church yesterday but couldn't find you, so I hope you get this. Can you send me your email address? That way, when we need to converse, we can do it more easily.

    I appreciate your offer, but I'm afraid I can't afford to have you read it for me. I know that you charge for your services and I don't have the money to pay you. That's why I'm a member of a critique group. I don't know if they're being truthful with me, or not, but they all say my book should sell if I can just get an agent to read it.

    So, thanks anyway,