Ready. Set. Write! #10

Welcome to Ready. Set. WRITE! A summer writing intensive with the purpose of writing, revising, planning, and keeping each other accountable.

We will share goals on Mondays. You can sign up at any of the host blogs (JaimeAlisonKatyErin). Don’t forget to hop around to encourage other participants!

I missed last week’s check in due to my Pitch Wars bio going up. See Brenda Drake’s blog for more details. Or, check out the twitter tag #askmentor today at 2 pm and 6 pm EST for a Q &A on all things Pitch Wars.

Last week’s goals:
Revising my priority manuscript. My agent has been patient, which I appreciate. I’ve read 2 crafting books and have gone through the whole MS on changes, now weeding stuff out (this is the book that was supposed to be done already!).
I received feedback from a paid charity critique from an NYT mega YA author. Let me tell you, this author does not pull punches. And I’m grateful. I’ve met her a few times and I know her “voice” but it still made me cringe to see some of the feedback. And yet–she’s right. What doesn’t kill your manuscript, must make it stronger, right?
The good news from these challenging few weeks, is this very manuscript is a finalist for RWA’s Unpublished Maggie award! (Yes Mom, there is writing award named after you 😉 ) The Maggies are chapter contest award and are considered one of the big ones, like a path to the Golden Heart, which is RWA’s national level award. I got a phone call notification from Georgia and everything. Pretty cool!
This week’s goals:
Keep plugging away at my edits. Come up with something for my critique group next week. Pitch Wars prep.
A favorite line from my story:
RE: worrying about her upcoming summer fashion internship: 
I’d already had nightmares about dropped stitches and dropped crotch pants, which I would never for the life of me understand.
The biggest challenge I faced this week:
Making this current draft work. Questioning everything. But progress!
Something I like about my WIP:
I will LOVE it when it’s finished.
How is your writing this week? 
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