Plans...and a Request

I'm finished.

I've never finished a third draft before, much less one that I intended to query from the start. It's completely new territory for me.

But I do have some semblance of a plan.
  1. I'm going to edit. Actually, I've already begun searching for adverbs (something I've never done before to any of my other MSs) and am discovering many things about them, as I will no doubt tell later in the week.
  2. I'm going to write the query, obviously. Deep in adverb editing, I'm kind of in denial about the need for a query. :/ But don't worry, I won't hurry this most important document.
  3. I'm going to participate in the event I've always watched with admiring eyes: NaNoWriMo. I'm ready to 'write for fun' again, now that this Ivolet story is complete when it comes to story-crafting, and NaNoWriMo could not have come at a more perfect time. (It's kind of ridiculous how excited I am about this.)
I do have a request. I feel a bit presumptuous to ask this, but Shelly Sly has inspired me (she needs a Middle Grade-familiar beta reader, so if that's you, you should totally go help her out!), and I'm going to do it. I need a beta reader. I have an 80,000-word Young Adult adventure romance that needs another set of eyes from someone familiar with that market. I'm more than happy to reciprocate by beta-ing something of yours!

1 comment:

Shelley Sly said...

Hi Melody! Thanks for linking me, and I'm happy to have inspired you. :) Congrats on finishing your latest draft! I don't read a lot of YA, and I'm not sure if you read MG or not, but if we're both stuck with no betas, I would be open to exchanging. Feel free to email me. ;)