YA Buccaneers is hosting a Spring Writing Bootcamp to keep up with motivation and writing goals. Follow along on twitter too: #YABBootcamp
Week 3 Accomplishments:
- Completed AMELIA revision and sent to agent. Yay!!!This was my #1 priority which I'd pushed toward for weeks. Success!
- Finished critique group materials. Our group was canceled at the last minute, but I sent the critiques out via email and we set a date for next month.
- I did a plotting project I'd been meaning to try based on an approach by James Scott Bell's Plot & Structure: take a book you have and read and liked, preferably in a genre you write, and write a one-two line summary of each chapter (with scenes) on notecards, with notes on page count and whether the scene is Setup, Action, or Deeping. When you have your card deck, you can go through and piece out the Three Act Structure or note when turning points are, pacing, etc. This is incredibly helpful and I'm going to do this with another book. I took a comparative book to my SUNSET SUMMER project.
- I planned out posts A - H for next month's A to Z blog challenge and I did some other blogging prepwork--stay tuned for blog tour post this Friday from an awesome romance writer!
This Week's goals:
- Review critique group comments on SUNSET SUMMER
- Brainstorm via email with critique group on plot points for SUNSET SUMMER
- Outline ending chapters of SUNSET SUMMER
- Revise 2-3 chapters of SUNSET SUMMER
- More planning for A to Z challenge posts
RWA's Golden Heart nominees are announced this Wednesday. Having two entries in the contest is setting me on edge. I'm trying not to think about it too much. (But I am.) It would be so amazing and incredible to be a finalist in the YA category. I know have as much chance as anyone, but it's a huge contest with a lot of entries and the judging rules have changed yet again. I guess I'll go back to not thinking about it now. :) The Ruby Slippered Sisterhood will be updating on the nominees as they are announced, so check them out.