As a lot of you know if you follow my channel or my Twitter, I am very very close to querying again with Sharp Hollows, my YA Fantasy novel. This isn’t the first time I have queried. I first had my bouts into the querying process last year, from the last few days of March to around mid-June. I documented the entire process in my writing vlogs for those months and then I sort of… stopped. Here are some reasons I quit querying so soon (three months isn’t a very long time to query) and how I decided it was time to shelf my Red Riding Hood retelling, Through Villains and Wolves.
I thought it would be fun to do a timeline of all my unfinished WIPs. Some of these, I haven’t looked at it years. I’ve said this a lot in my writing videos that my Red Riding Hood retelling was my first completed novel I finished and edited. Before that, well, I still have a bunch of unfinished manuscripts still sitting in my computer files. Will I ever complete them? I’m not sure. They are obviously missing something that caused me to stop working on them. Most of them sat unfinished because I didn’t build an outline/road map for them and I’ve learned I cannot finish a project if I don’t know where I’m going with it.
Anyway, here is a look into some of my old work. I’m ordering them from oldest to newest. And just because I can laugh at myself, I’m including a horrible unedited passage from each piece. You can also see how I progressed in term of writing. Maybe? I mean, I think I’m significantly better now.
Camp NaNoWriMo is over for the April session and I was incredibly productive during the entire month. I don’t know what it is about these challenges that make me have the best accomplishments of the month, but I’ll go with it. My goal was to reach 100 hours. I did hit that, which I am proud of, but I did more than I thought I would goal-wise that I’m more proud of where I’m at in my revision process than what I did. Time for me to break down the last week of Camp, what I accomplished, and what I’m doing moving forward.
I need to share some of my writing. I’ve been talking about writing for a very long time over on my YouTube channel and yet I never shared what kind of writer I am. I think this is important because I want you guys to know my style and what my writing is like, but I never found the opportunity. I thought about reading some on my channel, but I didn’t like that idea because I’d stress over the delivery and it’s hard for videos.
But now I have a blog, so it’s worth it, ya know?
Third week of Camp and I’m not going to lose steam, because I officially started working on the second draft!
Week two of Camp NaNo! How did I do? I actually accomplished a lot despite the crippling amount of self-doubt I was experiencing all week.