Spring Writing Bootcamp Check-In

My last check-in for April! You can see what everyone else is up to in today's YAB post!


  1. Work on my new YA Contemporary / Adventure WIP: NOTG 
    UPDATE: I haven't had a chance to do much on my WIP over the past few days, but...I will for sure have time to get to this in the coming weeks! I'm really excited about this new story and lots of great ideas are hitting me at the oddest times (gotta love my note taking app on my phone for cases like this!) - here's to a productive May!
  2. Continue to read / finish CP's MS!
    UPDATE: I was hoping to have my CP's manuscript done this past weekend, but with celebrating 90th birthday parties, ferry rides (see my chilly ferry pic there to the right!), and all kinds of other things, I didn't hit this goal - but I will get this finished, this week!
  3. Host / participate in a Word Sprint or two! 
    UPDATE: Last week I hosted THREE FOUR Word Sprints! Many of you wonderful writers joined me and we got so much done, in so little time! I may pop in for an impromptu word sprint this week, who knows?
  4. Cheer on my fellow Team Rainier writers!
  5. Read 5 books minimum. 
    UPDATE: I'm still reading DREAMS OF GODS & MONSTERS by Laini Taylor (that is a LONG book!) in addition to my above mentioned CP MS. Not sure if I'll hit my goal of 5 books for April, but we'll see!


  1. My birthday is coming up this Thursday, so my goal for the first day of May is to just ENJOY THE DAY!
  2. New WIP NOTG writing goal: minimum of 10,000 words for the month.
  3. Host / participate in a Word Sprint or two! 
  4. Same goal as April, cheer on the awesome that is Team Rainier!
  5. Read 5 books minimum. 

It's the last month of our Spring Writing Bootcamp so what are your goals for May?