Day Five: Ship, Tweak and Bon Voyage

The break Jeff Goins gave us at the weekend really was a break.

So I messed up. Means I’m an eager participant right! Got my coffee, got writer’s ‘mojo’ and Eurocup eurythmia – no wonder I tripped!

Back from the break we are asked not to procrastinate but to prepare: ship and tweak. Send work out into the world, let the critique wash over and tweak and revise. Then ship it out again!

I’m there, I send out work to my online crtique group, just started a face-to-face crit-group in town (by the way ladies, the lightning we witnessed at the close last week may have caused the High Park fire, now covering 20,000 acres with one confirmed missing (more later)), and I also send work to Rate Your Story, for a free manuscript rating.

And I’ve been lucky with the opportunity to have published authors read a few pieces and share their advice. Recently I made an exchange:  a logo design for a manuscript read-through by author Natasha Wing: her ‘on-the-side’ business venture: bumcicles

Then I tweak, revise and throw it out into the world again. Goins is right – I should ship it out next time – it has a more respectful ring to it! And without a real ship the bottle of champagne is mine!

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10 thoughts on “Day Five: Ship, Tweak and Bon Voyage

  1. The fires are crazy. I’ve got everything crossed fro containment. Good luck with your subs. It’s part of the writing process that I haven’t done yet with my picture books. I do attend scwbi critique groups. I’m still revising the memoir. My goal is to sub in the fall. 🙂

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  2. You got a critique from Natasha Wing? That’s really cool. Critiques are a wonderful thing. It’s interesting to see how many different viewpoints there are. I was able to take an MS to an in-person critique a couple of weeks ago, and the additional input was invaluable.

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