This round of A Round of Words in 80 Days runs from January 7th to March 28th. Here are my goals for this round, all involving YA manuscripts. Abbreviations are used for the titles. This week there are no updates since the round just started. Today I'm only stating my goals.
A) Revise and edit EK, a manuscript my beta readers gave me feedback on right before the round.
B) Revise M, a draft I wrote during the summer.
C) Revise and edit VD. I went through one phase of revisions during the last round. For this round I'd like to polish the manuscript before sending it to beta readers.
Now it's time for the Beginnings Blogfest. Participants write about a beginning that's important to them—it could be the beginning of one's blog, career, life, anything.Thanks for hosting this, L.G.
This blog dates back to 2009, but I had two blogs before that. Early in the millennium I became interested in the idea of an online journal and interacting with others on it. My first blog was on Yahoo 360. I would read other people’s blogs, and there were some fantastic ones on 360, but mine was getting no traffic. I switched it from public to private several times. I liked the look of it and what I posted, but I had mixed feelings about online strangers reading it. Also, my posts were infrequent. My second blog was on Blogger and didn’t last long. I posted about books, but I don’t think anyone was reading it, so again I was blogging for myself without an audience. Then I decided I really wanted to put myself out there, so I started this blog and slowly increased my posts. I went from one or two posts a month to a post a week, and now I typically post three times a week. I learned to share my blog links and visit other people’s blogs…if you want visits and comments, you have to reciprocate. I’ve learned so many things from fellow bloggers about books, writing, promotions, and life in general. They've been kind by offering me spots for interviews and guest posts, as well as praising my debut novel. Also, I’ve even met bloggers in real life at conferences. A bumpy beginning led to these fantastic experiences.