Time for our Sunday check-in for ROW80 – the place to share one’s progress, challenges and receive support.
The past few days have been a roller coaster.I received an offer of a contract on Wednesday with AnaiahPress for a novella I submitted during the #JustPitchit twitter party (for faith-based novels). But then when seeking advice, was told I should have an agent and was offered help, but still waiting for advice. I am not sure what to do, having never been in this situation. I will need extensive revision as they want a full novel (30,00 words). Has anyone dealt with Anaiah Press; had a contract offered on their own?
I have made some progress the past few days, but not as much as I would have liked. I don’t know if I mentioned the fall I had Wednesday morning, but there are still lasting effects – a bit of a headache, muscle aches and stiffness. I literally had no chance to break the fall and fell flat on my back, hitting my head. I did end up complaining to the town about the ice build-up on the sidewalk but I still see it there. I feel like an old person – not wanting to go out in case I fall!
Here are my goals and what I accomplished/or not this week, in bold.
- Write daily – at least 500-1000 words a day **** YES – but just a bit each day
- Take courses. Haven’t started a review of previous courses yet.
- Read at least 3 books on the craft of writing; articles online. Read articles
- Finish the first draft of “Catching Love” –finished part of another
- Finish the first draft of my MG novel No – but had Skype critique of first 5 pages – excellent advice from Kami Kinard, whose MG course I took – has got me enthused to continue working on it again
- Write at least one picture book a month Worked on revisions on mystery pb
- Enter competitions and twitter pitch parties –Submitted romance novel to Operation Awesome’s Mystery agent contest and chosen for first round
- Take part in Write1Sub1 and 12 X 12 worked on pb revisions
- Fulfill duties of mentor at ROW80, visiting my team 2x a week –YES
- Write at least 2 blog posts a week (other than ROW80) –No
Here’s a little inspiration from Jane Yolen: