Sooo...I just finished a first person rewrite of the first chapter of a story I was already rewriting. It feels...different, but...better. Gonna read through it again, then post it in the writing group. Probably tomorrow...
I’m...kinda back... Been focusing on writing and revising A LOT, which gobbled up more time than I expected. Still busy busy, but wanting to make my (meager) presence known. Hope everyone is doing well!
I've come to the conclusion that leading with my character's wants and needs is the reason my WIP is going so smoothly. It seems obvious, but I can't believe it took so long to shake out in my writing. Hopefully, the story holds up when it's done!
Avoided bedtime last night by setting up a companion YouTube account for my blog. Hope to do some fun vlogs over there on writing every once in a while...or just distract myself from all the other things I’m doing. Whichever works. XD
Decided to put the new novel I *just* started on hold in favor of whipping my space opera into shape for querying later this year. While it's finished, I'm going to do sweeps for filler words. Going to polish this one until is shines!
I’m starting my 2019 out by taking a short reading break after a 50k+ word sprint to finish my cyberpunk MS by the end of 2018. Editing should start in a few months, then querying. This one is remarkably better than any other MS, so fingers crossed that 2019 is my year.
Long work days are killing my writing, but querying is actually going somewhere with my YA novel. Have one full request out and another from a small publishing imprint. Sooo...fingers crossed and stuff!
Submitted an older manuscript to a twitter contest. Didn’t get pocked, but got some personalized feedback that really helped the manuscript. Plan to edit it once more than try to query it (only did around 20 before putting it aside, so it still has some hope).
A vanity press contacted me and tried to get me to send them some of my work to publish. The catch? I’d only get paid a commission by shilling the anthology to friends and family. I sent them a rejection letter.
Re re re re re writing the YA novel query letter. I just can't seem to really put something to paper that feels like a proper query. Going to do some research, take a break, then maybe get back to it later today...
Just came across an agent that requires you to watch three videos to discover a hidden passphrase, then send your email submission with the passphrase in the subject line. And the cherry on top is that you automatically get signed up for their mailing list when you submit a query...