I finished editing my book for publisher submission

[This post is imported from my old Livejournal account, where I blogged from 2007-2015.]

I’m sitting at the airport waiting for my flight to spain to visit Steph. It’s boiling hot in the uk so I’m basically looking forward mainly to the pool and seeing her ahhh.
Yesterday I finished my 2nd draft and I’m consequently freaking out rather a lot about it, i keep having nightmares about my agent realising how awful it is and blocking my emails and calling my parents for a chat about how disappointed in me she is, full on wake-up-sad nightmares.
Its nice to have it done though, I feel like I can think about the sequel and I really hope I don’t have to make more changes because I’m kind of done with this book, I feel like it I rewrite it anymore it’s going to be really jampacked and overloaded to read, even if what it’s overloaded with is well written witty banter and jokes. Idk, I know the plot so well now I can’t even reread it without skimming like yeah, yeah, got it.
So yeah I like it as it is, its the perfect mix of humour and angst and romance and drama and it’s pretty funny too.
Other news: having family trouble with my aunt, she sucks. Turn 21 soon, I’m getting a barbour jacket and a mustard yellow zatchel bag because I’m just that ridiculous. Been hanging out with people lots and trying not to think about how much I miss everyone who lives in other countries because missing them isn’t going to make a difference to when I see them again.

Published by Lauren James

Lauren James was born in 1992, and has a Masters degree from the University of Nottingham, UK, where she studied Chemistry and Physics. She is the twice Carnegie-nominated British Young Adult author of The Loneliest Girl in the Universe, The Quiet at the End of the World and The Next Together series, as well as the dyslexia-friendly novella The Starlight Watchmaker and serialised online novel An Unauthorised Fan Treatise. Her upcoming release is The Reckless Afterlife of Harriet Stoker. She started writing during secondary school English classes, because she couldn’t stop thinking about a couple who kept falling in love throughout history. She sold the rights to the novel when she was 21, whilst she was still at university. Her books have sold over fifty thousand copies in the UK alone, and been translated into five languages worldwide. Her writing has been described as ‘gripping romantic sci-fi’ by the Wall Street Journal and ‘a strange, witty, compulsively unpredictable read which blows most of its new YA-suspense brethren out of the water’ by Entertainment Weekly. The Last Beginning was named one of the best LGBT-inclusive works for young adults by the Independent. Lauren is a passionate advocate of STEM further education, and all of her books feature female scientists in prominent roles. The Loneliest Girl in the Universe was inspired by a Physics calculation she was assigned at university. The Quiet at the End of the World considers the legacy and evolution of the human race into the far future. Lauren lives in the West Midlands and is an Arts Council grant recipient.  She has written articles for numerous publications, including the GuardianBuzzfeed, Den of GeekThe Toast, and the Children’s Writers and Artist’s Yearbook 2020. She teaches creative writing for Coventry University, WriteMentor, and Writing West Midlands, providing creative writing courses to children through the Spark Young Writers programme.

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