Posted on December 28, 2018
by Sue Santiago
I have found a much needed shot in writing arm through 12 Days for Writers.
On this third day of Christmas Julie challenges us to consider the successes we enjoyed in 2018. It’s so much easier to think about the places we fall short. Isn’t it? With permission to brag . . .
- I trimmed my current Work In Progress (WIP) by 10,000 words. Which is really huge for me, an over packer, and absolutely necessary for this verse novel.
- I was able to get 6 beta readers with the bonus school librarian!!! to read my WIP.
- I visited an AP English class to talk about writing. SO MUCH FUN!!!
- I knew something was wrong with my WIP and did a three act analysis to see if I could figure it out.
- Can you see where the problem is??? The big gaping hole in the middle. Yep there was a big problem with the secondary story line that effected everything. Got that resolved!
- I got my WIP as far as I could take it and ready to start submitting. My query letter and opening pages are doing their jobs. I’ve had 5 agents and 2 editors ask to read the full manuscript. Though four agents have already passed, I at least know this baby is headed in the right direction!
- After finishing my WIP I debated if I had any more stories in me. I started wondering and praying about other paths that might be for me. I had the opportunity to organize a wedding. Turns out I’m pretty good at it. But I also discovered I had no passion for it. Back to writing! Hooray!!
- For NaNoWriMo I broke the rules. Instead of writing a novel in 30 days, I came up with 30 novel ideas. They’re here if you’re looking for a new idea too.
- I’m getting excited to see what 2019 will bring.
- Loving what you’re doing is the greatest success!
Congrats Sue, hope they keep rolling in into the New Year! From a buddy at 12 days of Christmas.
Thanks, Michelle! So grateful to be ending the year with such a positive writers’ group!
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I agree, a treat and a challenge!
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Love your revision success! I love revision myself, and enjoy seeing how others do it. Thank you for sharing your successes!
This was probably step 17 in revision. But it was the light bulb I needed!