Monday, April 14, 2014

Spring Bootcamp Update 6

Good morning! The YA Buccaneers are hosting a motivation bootcamp from March - May for writers who need motivation and accountability.

Here are my progress updates from the past week:

  • Read a critique partner's manuscript -- complete
  • Read and score 2 submissions for YA-RWA's Rosemary Contest -- completed 3
  • Read submissions for this week's in-person critique group, added notes
  • I did not complete my revision checklist, however I readied a submission of my WIP for critique.
  • I brainstormed titles for the MS with my agent. I did some tweaking of that MS, mostly to the ending so that the language may more closely reflect one of the titles. (Also, I suck at coming up with titles). The other changes were inspired by a workshop I listened to about showing vs. telling, and ditching cliche character reactions like hearts pounding and leaping. :)

This Week's Goals
  • Agent feedback: more work on AMELIA. I plan to first make a list of what needs to be done and start with the easy stuff. It's only for the last section of the book but some of it is substantial
  • Focus most energy on AMELIA to get it back to agent ASAP
  • Critique group: use group to streamline title ideas, and for assistance on my AMELIA revision. I'm meeting with one of my critique partners early to go over stuff
  • Read and score 2 more YARWA entries (I have a total of 13 to judge by end of May)

1 comment:

  1. I think my original comment got eaten so trying this again!

    It's so hard to come up with titles. For my first book, I came up with one on a whim that I'm really happy with. If it ever gets published, I hope it sticks! As for my new one, I have no idea what to call it...

    Good luck with your goals this week!


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