I’ve come to the conclusion that my blog/website works best when I truly have news or information to share. And really, after Writer in Motion last year, there wasn’t a whole lot to share. I dove back into editing my YA Fantasy. Had others read it. Restructured the third act/climax. Tweaked the beginning. Applied to several mentorship programs. Got requests, but ultimately did not win. Eventually (probably next year leading into them) I’ll write a few posts on that process.
Right now, I have a few things lined up for the summer. I enjoyed Writer in Motion so much last year, I signed up to be a volunteer this year moderating the forums. I’ve begun querying my YA Fantasy. Fingers crossed some agent will fall in love with it as much as me and I’ll be able to write a post detailing my agent story along with tips for querying writers. In the meantime, I finally nailed down the story/characters for the YA Contemporary STEM plot bunny that’s been bugging me for the past couple years. I’ve completed a rough outline and hope to start drafting next week. I still love fantasy and have plenty of stories to tell in that world (including rewriting the one I shelved) but while querying I need a break from the world. Plus, I’ve been wanting to dig into my engineering side for the longest time with a story, and work through some family drama issues.
That’s all for now. Hopefully next time I’ll actually have some exciting wisdom or news to share.
Thanks for reading,
Kay S. Beckett