Deadline City’s Podcast

Hosted ByZoraida & Dhonielle

Welcome to Deadline City: a podcast and a destination. We are two New York City-based authors who share an office and work on multiple books at a time. Between us, we have 40 books published and under contract, and we’re just getting started. If you’ve seen us on the road, you know how we cut up. We like to have fun and talk about the one thing that is always on our minds: creating books. Publishing is a big scary world to many of us, and our goal is to pull back the curtain on some of the mystery by simply talking about it. In our first season, we want to dig into subjects like YA fiction, editing, reading reviews, burnout. Most of the time, you publish a book and then you’re at a loss for what comes next. How do you navigate the industry and then still manage to write more books? That’s a journey we’re on and know that so many others are on the same road. We hope you come along for the ride.

Episode 12 – Destination: NaNoWriMo – There & Back Again

November has come and gone. Whether you “won” NaNoWriMo with the full 50k or wound up with a nice 5k words of foundational scaffolding, you’re a winner in our books. You’ve done the work, you’ve written the words, you’ve reached some sort of finish line. What do you do now? We’ve turned to the advice from fellow YA authors to see what their schedule looks like post-NaNo. Find out what these brilliant minds do to polish their drafts and turn their scaffolding into beautiful skyscrapers.

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