We will share goals on Mondays. You can sign up at any of the host blogs (Jaime, Alison, Katy, Erin). Don't forget to hop around to encourage other participants!
I missed last week's check in due to my Pitch Wars bio going up. See Brenda Drake's blog for more details. Or, check out the twitter tag #askmentor today at 2 pm and 6 pm EST for a Q &A on all things Pitch Wars.
Last week's goals:
Revising my priority manuscript. My agent has been patient, which I appreciate. I've read 2 crafting books and have gone through the whole MS on changes, now weeding stuff out (this is the book that was supposed to be done already!).
I received feedback from a paid charity critique from an NYT mega YA author. Let me tell you, this author does not pull punches. And I'm grateful. I've met her a few times and I know her "voice" but it still made me cringe to see some of the feedback. And yet--she's right. What doesn't kill your manuscript, must make it stronger, right?
The good news from these challenging few weeks, is this very manuscript is a finalist for RWA's Unpublished Maggie award! (Yes Mom, there is writing award named after you ;) ) The Maggies are chapter contest award and are considered one of the big ones, like a path to the Golden Heart, which is RWA's national level award. I got a phone call notification from Georgia and everything. Pretty cool!
This week's goals:
Keep plugging away at my edits. Come up with something for my critique group next week. Pitch Wars prep.
A favorite line from my story:
RE: worrying about her upcoming summer fashion internship:
I’d already had nightmares about dropped stitches and dropped crotch pants, which I would never for the life of me understand.
The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Making this current draft work. Questioning everything. But progress!
Something I like about my WIP:
I will LOVE it when it's finished.
How is your writing this week?