Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Camp NaNoWriMo Coming Up!

I've done it! I'm signed up for 13k words for the month of July. My goal is to finish Book Three in my 4-part Chapter/Middle Grade series and start on Book Four.

I've got two out-of-state family reunions to attend and camping trips to prepare for. BUT, at 420 words a day, I'll drag my laptop along and get serious about my task.

Camp NaNoWriMo questions:

Q. Things I never thought I'd find myself researching are...
A.  Hoarding!

Q. What is my goal for this July NaNoWriMo?
A. 13K total, 420 - 500 words per day.

Q. What are my self-imposed contraints for my writing?
A. Stay on topic - dealing with anger and step-dads!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

More Great News from PNWA

Part of the PNWA Literary Contest process included two critiques by the finalist judges. I forgot about that until I received a surprise in the mail this past weekend. I read and re-read the reviewers' comments, and I'm pretty sure I glowed.

Each judge gave me 49 out of 50 points!

It's just the kind of pat-on-the-back I needed to move forward. I've read editing books and made all the edits that I can. I've had multiple eyes reviewing and critiquing my manuscript. I've labored and worried; I'm finally ready to move on.

Yesterday, I created my query letter, and today, I sent my baby out into the world. I've reviewed several agents and made a list.

Sending it out and finally letting it go...a weird and wonderful feeling. I've done my best, and now, it's time to focus on editing book #2 and finishing the rough draft for book #3.

Camp NaNoWriMo couldn't  have come at a better time. Here comes July!