Previously when ANTEBELLUM was on submissions, several editors commented that they had thought the book was going to be about the American Civil War, and as such were less-than-enthusiastic about approaching it. Therefore, a name change was in the works for a while, and today I got the official clearance from my agent to make my proposed change!
Therefore, I’m very excited to announce that Antebellum will now be known as…
I love how it has a catchier, more YA feel to it! If I were browsing in a bookstore I would definitely pick that up and see what it’s about.
Now I have to go through and change everywhere I had said Antebellum. XD
As for the rewrite… it’s progressing slowly. I made a very significant character change that’s going to unite all parts of the book that I’m terriblly proud of/excited about. I’ve hit the half-way point of the book where the writing changed from ‘slow and cautious’ to ‘get this shit written!’ so editing has gotten progressively slower. But I’m loving the process, and loving how everything is coming together.
I hope you all are having a lovely holiday season so far!