What I love most about being part of the kid lit writing community is how supportive everyone is of one another. Writing can be such a solitary thing–you spend hours in front of a computer or with a notebook, working out stories in your head. Having other writers around doing the same thing–whether in person, sharing a table at a cafe, or remotely on Twitter–makes the experience so much more fun. And I’ve found that when I see other writers working hard on their stories, I work harder, too. The accountability and support is the best, especially on difficult writing days. This is why I love joining writing challenges, like YA Buccaneers Spring Writing Bootcamp, Camp NaNoWriMo, and now for the second time, Ready. Set. Write!
- Finish (at least) one round of revisions for my latest work-in-progress, and send to my CPs/beta readers.
- Come up with a working title for this manuscript.
My summer will be filled with revisions for the contemporary YA manuscript I finished during Camp NaNoWriMo, and I’m pretty excited! I love the revising phase, and I love this story. By the end of RSW (August 25), if not sooner, I hope to have a draft polished enough to send to my critique group and beta readers.
For more about Ready. Set. Write! and to join in, click here.
What do you hope to accomplish this summer?