Friday, March 7, 2014

Spring Writing Bootcamp

  The YA Buccaneers are hosting a three month long Spring Writing Bootcamp!  I love the group of writers that are putting this on.  They are such a positive and encouraging bunch.  They have monthly reading and writing challenges and regular word sprints that I participate in often.  Of course I couldn't resist joining their Spring Bootcamp!
 I did horribly with my goals during last month's Writer's Recharge but I did learn something.  I don't switch from drafting one story to revising another gracefully.  Not even a little bit. I felt like I couldn't properly immerse in either story which made my productivity annoyingly low.  If my revisions were just fixing a few things I think it would be different but they are more like re-writing at this point.  Taking this knowledge I crafted new goals for myself.

  • Turn Slumber from a wobbly first draft into a true novel
  • Participate in A-Z April 
  • Keep my brain alive by continuing to make reading a priority, especially books on craft
  • Fit in lots of walking 

Battle Plan:

  • finish breaking Slumber in scenes and chapters 
  • rework one or more scenes daily 
  • write 3 blog posts for A-Z a week
  • walk every day, weather allowing
  • spend part of the kid's nap time reading a book on writing
  • finish round of revision/rewrites on Slumber
  • finish A-Z posts
  • walk every day, weather allowing
  • spend part of the kid's nap time reading a book on writing
  • make sure I have some willing critique partners for my hopefully ready novel
  • Send book to critique partners.
  • Apply feedback
  • Re-read Mirra so I can get back to drafting in June.
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  1. Congratulations on seeing the problem and crafting a plan! Good luck with the boot camp!

  2. This sounds like a great idea. I wish you all the best in completing your goals Sarah.

  3. Switching from project to project - especially from drafting to revising - is HARD. I think it's awesome that trying it helped you re-form some new goals. Hurray for that! :) Best of luck with the bootcamp, Sarah! I'll be cheering you on!