I haven’t done a whole lot of writing this week but I have been doing writing related stuff. I have decided to enter Pitch Wars with my YA epic fantasy. Pitch Wars has to be one of the best competitions around. The first round is the mentor round. 75 mentors pick one entry, plus one alternate, and help the mentee polish their manuscript until it shines in preparation for the agent round in November. Submissions close midnight on August 18th New York time.
You’ve only got your query and first chapter to impress the mentors with so I put the call out to my fellow Romance Writers of Australia members asking for volunteers to read my query and first chapter. Three wonderful ladies volunteered to critique it for me. Everyone was so helpful, I am so glad I joined the RWA.
So I’ve been polishing up my query and first chapter based off their notes and plan on entering tomorrow. You are only allowed to submit to 4 mentors. There were approximately 16 YA mentors that I thought were suitable for my genre. I’ve cut the list down to 8 and of those 8 I somehow managed to pick 2 mentors, but I’m still debating on who the other two will be, and time is running out! It is so hard because the ones left would all be perfect.
Besides working on my Pitch Wars submission, I sent a short story away.
I also posted the first installment of my linked short story series here on the blog. It is a YA sci-fi and I will posting a new episode every week. The first one is titled 9009 because I was struggling to come up with another name. The good news is that a title came to me as I was going to sleep last night. The series will be called….
The Amberly Chronicles.
I can’t wait to share the next installment with you.
That’s all from me. How has your writing week been? Anyone else entering Pitch Wars?