Late as usual...

Saturday, 16 June 2012

... but you will be pleased to know that it was for a good, 'writing' reason.

I am planning to enter HAR's editor pitch contest next month and right now they are running a pitch workshop online. So, I spent much of the night writing for that.

It's been great and depressing all at once. Winnie Griggs is hosting it-- and giving some truly priceless feedback-- and she has an outline to follow for crafting a log line and a blurb. Let me tell you that's been an eye opener.

I have been working it for two separate WIPs: Valentine Bride and After The Storm. I chose to do these two (out of the tons I have planned for HAR) because both manuscripts are underway. I have written nearly four chapters of VB and one of ATS. I plan to use one of these as my pitch entry, but I'm really not sure which one.

What I have found through doing Winnie's workshop is that I have a much better understanding of ATS than of VB. this surprises me because I have been working so hard on VB over the last few months. But there it was in black and white. I simply couldn't answer all of Winnie's questions about the story. I didn't know the answers.

So now it's back to the drawing board. I need to have a look at both stories and decide which one I can turn out a better synopsis for. Again, I am panicked by the very limited word count. I have a synopsis for ATS but it is a very long one. It also shows my voice really well. I'm trying to figure out how to do that with only a few hundred words.

Right now, I need to go back to sleep. It's 0503 and I just finished feeding Scarlett. I really shouldn't be posting, but I hate that so much is over due on my to-do list. Plus I have a full day tomorrow. There is no telling when, or even if, I'd get to blog. I'll be back Monday, after the monster goes back to school, to talk about mommy things, but I'll let you know where I got to with this workshop and which WIP I'm leaning toward entering. Until then good morning, I'm going back to bed. :-)

2 comments

  1. I love having a plan set up.
    Enjoy the journey! :D

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  2. Thanks. I am an obsessive planner. I swear, without my to-do list I wouldn't be able to function.

    I managed to get a handle on VB, but I have decided to work up both to see which one I prefer. Today I am going to have a go at writing the first synopsis.

    I wish you could enter more than one, I am so worried that the one I enter won't make the cut,but another would've.

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