As I mentioned in the previous post, I’m on vacation—currently in Florida with the two sweetest little girls in the world—home for a few days for laundry, shopping, and packing, then off for eight days of church camp.
I’ll have my computer with me at camp, but I don’t anticipate writing a full-length lesson for this week or next week. But I’ll certainly check in here once or twice a day, to see if any of you have questions for me.
Here are a few things you might consider:
1. The Writing Challenge
starts up soon. What would you like to know about that? I entered for several years, won over 100 ECs and placed in a few Best of the Best contests. I’ve also been a judge for many years. If you have questions about the judging criteria, I’d suggest that you check here
first. I’ve also done several past lessons on several aspects of the Writing Challenge. Still, if you can’t find your question answered in a previous post (or if you just don’t want to wade through old lessons), feel free to ask.
2. Do you have questions that you’d like an editor to answer? You might wonder about the editing process, or the editor/writer collaboration, for example. I’ve been editing for about five years, and I may be able to answer that type of questions.
3. Questions about writing mechanics? Bring ‘em on.
4. Any other writing-related topics?
5. Anything you want to ask me about myself, my family, my faith, my background, my qualifications to do these lessons, my cat—I’d be happy to answer.
Unfortunately, I know very little about the publishing world, either self-publishing or the process of finding an agent/getting published traditionally. For those questions, you might want to ask here.
If you’re still stuck for things to do while you’re waiting for the Writing Challenge to start up again (on July 10):
Look through the lessons here
and do the “homework” for some of them. I get notifications every time someone posts there, and I’ll be happy to look at what you’ve done.
Find a Writing Challenge entry that didn’t do as well as you’d hoped, and submit it to the Critique Circle.
I’ll be checking there every so often, and I know that there are other editors who stop by several times a week. We’d love to give you a free critique.
If you’re new here, or if you haven’t entered the Writing Challenge yet, read through some past winning Writing Challenge entries, to see what does well here. Try your hand at writing one or two, to previous prompts. Submit them to the Critique Circle, and get some valuable feedback.
Be patient with me over the next few weeks, please—I’m playing with my granddaughters, or I’m enjoying the fellowship at church camp. But I’ll be stopping by, I promise!