It’s my first YA Buccaneers Boot Camp Check In! Don’t know what that is? Find out all about it HERE.Oh, and the Boot Camp includes Accountability Teams. I am TEAM DEFIANCE and we are as awesome as this button the fabulous TraceyNeithercott designed.
Last week, I shared my overall goals and my goals for last week. Here’s a recap…
OVERALL GOALS for March, April, and May…
1) Write and revise a query and synopsis for my current story THOSE MAGIC CHANGES
2) Query THOSE MAGIC CHANGES
3) Dust off my “baby” ( a project I wrote five years ago) and start revising it. Again. J
4) Brainstorm and outline ideas for the SNI I’ll start writing with the summer writing program Ready Set Write. Don’t know what that is? Click HERE.
5) Read at least fifteen books.
1) Draft my query for THOSE MAGIC CHANGES
2) Start drafting my synopsis for TMC
3) Rewrite my query. Repeat a hundred times until I feel it’s not so full of suck and my CPs won’t cringe at it.
4) Consider and implement reader feedback on my current story.
5) Start a revision list for the “baby.”
6) Brainstorm and jot ideas down for summer Ready Set Write SNI.
7) Finish reading WINGER (Andrew Smith) and SHARP OBJECTS (Gillian Flynn)
I drafted my query, then rewrote and tweaked it and, with the help of one of my brilliant CPs, I finally got something I was pretty happy with. And because I'm a glutton for torture, I then wrote a completely different version of my query. So, now I have two queries that I’m somewhat happy with. And Indecisive Alison will have to choose one of them. Why do I do this to myself?
But I have a query. J
I didn’t do much with my synopsis, but that one sentence I wrote is pretty awesome. J
I also implemented reader feedback on my story, started a revision list for my “baby,” and I finished both WINGER and SHARP OBJECTS (both were AMAZING).But TBH, I spent most of my spare writing time scrawling out ideas for my RSW SNI (Ready Set Write Shiny New Idea). It’s an idea that has been on the back burner for the past three years. Correction—it wasn’t even on the back burner. It was one of those flitting ideas that was still in the fridge. Yet for whatever reason, this idea has leapt to the forefront of my brain and I am LOVING it. I really, REALLY can’t wait to start drafting this story!
Okay, so that’s how I did last week. A short list on the goals for this week. J
Goals for the week of March 17.
1) Polish queries.
2) Draft a synopsis. Someone please shoot me now.
3) Research agents.
4) Implement the rest of my reader feedback on my current story.
5) Continue to jot notes down for the “baby” and the SNI.
6) Read GRASSHOPPER JUNGLE (Andrew Smith) and PROM (Laurie Halse Anderson)
I’ll report back next Monday and let you know how I did! How was your writing and reading week?!Oh, and this math nerd hopes you had a Happy Pi Day and that you’re having an equally happy St. Patrick’s Day! Enjoy!