Since the beginning of April, we've been busy over at the YA Buccaneers, hosting our 2nd annual Spring Writing Bootcamp!
Which has been perfect timing, because I've been crazy busy with revisions for my editor, since February -- and with my looming deadline of 4/17, I knew I'd need a little motivation to make that final push to finish.
And finish I did!
I'm beyond ecstatic to get through this first round of heavy edits. A lot was discussed up front on how to make WTWF the best it could be and I love the direction we settled on. In the end, I cut a lot of the muck and am really happy with where my MS is at now. Granted, there's still a lot of work ahead, but that first initial sweep is done, done, and DONE!
Next steps: I expect to have round 2 of editorial notes somewhere around next Friday, 5/1 and then it'll be back to the revision cave.
I also found out my expected publishing date (if everything stays on track) will be:
May 3, 2016!!!
May is such a good month for me, from my birthday, to when I sold my book last year -- so I couldn't be happier with a 5/3/16 pub date!
I've also heard that cover options should be ready to see sometime soon...and I can't wait!!! Whenever that happens, I'll announce the cover reveal information as soon as I can.
Until then, I'm busy reading an ARC of fellow Mouse-House author, Marci Lyn Curtis, THE ONE THING!
Guys, this book is so much fun and Marci's snark is AWESOME! I can't wait for this to come out on September 8th!
What else am I busy with? Well, some of you may know I'm expecting...and Baby Boy is due the first week of August! My husband and I are BEYOND excited and I can't wait to meet the Lil' Putter!
I've been working on the nursery and now that I'm sans edits for a couple of weeks, I'll be able to get a lot of it done! Our theme is Monkeys / Jungle and I'll be busy this week getting the walls done.
So with that, week 3 of our Spring Writing Bootcamp is complete and I successfully scratched off a big goal!
Spring Writing Bootcamp Goals:
- Finish first round of edits for Disney-Hyperion -- Due date: Friday, April 17th.
- Finish second round of edits for DH -- Due date: TBD.
- Read ARC of THE ONE THING by Marci Lyn Curtis
- Read / critique new MS for fellow CP (still waiting for the updated version to start)
- Work on new WIP (Read / revise current chapters): NOTG
- Plot new WIP: WITNESS
- Non-writerly stuff: Work on nursery!