I’ve been so busy with the three R’s (Reading, wRiting, and Revising) that I haven’t had time to talk about some big news happening on my blogging and writing front. Today is the day to take care of that omission… sort of.
The first change is for ALWAYS in the MIDDLE. That announcement will come next Monday. Sorry, I can’t say anything else due to other parties wanting to announce it on the same day. Stay tuned!
On the writing side, I’ve been busy editing and revising two manuscripts that went through SCBWI’s mentorship program the first six months of this year. They are ready to go and I fully expected to have some news concerning one of these by this time. That was until something fantastic happened at the end of August with a third story:
I got into PITCH WARS!
This contest is sort of the super bowl of all writing contests. Several thousand MG, YA, and Adult authors enter for a precious few 180 spots. I gasped when the email arrived accepting my story. For the past two months I’ve been matched with the amazing Gabrielle Byrne. Unlike most contests this is a full look at your story. She started off with an edit letter detailing what she liked and what could be improved. Next came a detailed line edit.
She’s provided moral support and in the end I have a more powerful story. You can see the interview here that the Pitch Wars folks did with us last month. If you want to check out some of Gabrielle’s awesome editing advice, head on over to The Winged Pen for her recent post on metaphors.
Next Thursday is the Pitch Wars Agent Round for MG. I know how subjective these things are and I might not get any interest, but a lot of people are going to see the results of my work with Gabrielle. I’ll post the link when it becomes available next week.
Have a great weekend!