Need MORE impetus to donate to the Dewey Donation System? If you donate today — either money for the library in Jamaica or books for the one in Los Angeles, you can win galley copies of Maureen Johnson‘s forthcoming SUITE SCARLETT and Alyson Noel‘s forthcoming CRUEL SUMMER. The prize is specifically for donations made today, so good luck! Give a book to someone else — get two for yourself. Talk about a win-win!
CMG asks, “Some writers measure word count based on their computers’ word count function. Others (mostly, I think, those in the romance-writing community) measure it based on the formula wherein 12 pt. Courier New + 1-inch margins + double spacing = 250 words/page. The difference in word counts can vary widely, especially in dialogue-heavy books. Which word count should I use when I query agents later this summer?”
R.E. asks, “I have a group of friends that are reading the second draft of my book and helping me with problems by discussing ideas with me and editing chapters. I finally have chapter one to a place where I am happy with it, and I wanted to put it up online so only my friends could see it, but I’m afraid that if I do the book would already be considered “published”. ”