A Special Friday Update

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!

I got in! 2017!

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!

About Greg Pattridge

Climbing another mountain...always striving to reach the next peak in my life and career.
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10 Responses to A Special Friday Update

  1. Congrats Greg. You’re a busy lad. 🎉

  2. Bibi Belford says:

    Congratulations!!! That’s super awesome. Such great exposure.

  3. I’ve been wondering when you might mention Pitch Wars here :). And no matter what happens next week, the best part is the confidence that your manuscript is all ready to send out to agents. Best of luck!!

  4. Congratulations! What a great opportunity to work with such great talent. And great exposure. I wish much luck!

  5. Wow! All good news for you. I hope there will be more. Good luck!

  6. Thanks, Rosi. By the way, I’m reading the CHILDREN OF EXILE series and there is a strong female character named Rosi. I imagined you were the inspiration!

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