I'm firing a warning shot to tell you that Seekerville will again be hosting SPEEDBO in the month of March.
Read All about SPEEDBO HERE
So, here I am to WARN YOU.
GET YOUR AFFAIRS IN ORDER. (Oh, oops, I didn't mean to make it sound quite so much like DEATH)
Last year I wasn't ready.
So this year I'm doing something DRASTIC. I'm attending a writer's boot camp, sponsored by my local RWA group. It's called Rose's Plotting Bootcamp.
You can find out more about it, here: http://www.rosescoloredglasses.com/
We are going to have an intensive three day boot camp to plot an entire novel.
The boot camp start Friday, January 11 and lasts all weekend.
I am the ultimate panster.
I just wrote to the Seeker loop about three weeks ago to say, "I found the moral center of my book." (I actually probably said something more along the lines of, "Hey, oops, (prolonged head scratch) duh…I might've finally figured out what my books about.")
Well, I'd already written 20,000 words.
You can see how doing such a thing, discovering your book as you go along, can force a hapless author to do a LOT of revisions. Still, I'm a big believer in every writer finding out what works for her. And being a panster works for me.
The more authors I meet the more I see that what works for one person may not work for another. So I have always taken smug satisfaction in knowing that I'm ignoring the combined wisdom of hundred and hundreds of plotting advice books (most written by unpublished authors) and forged my own path.
BUT I'M GOING TO TRY THIS BOOT CAMP. And use what I learn in it to PREPARE MYSELF FOR A WRITING SPRINT FOR SPEEDBO!!!
Isn't that fun???
It is NOT too early to be planning, plotting, arranging extended camping trips for your small children. WHATEVER.
So you can get ready for SPEEDBO!!!!!!!!! (I like to imagine a deep echo when I think the word SPEEDBO. Like maybe James Earl Jones' voice when he says THIS IS CNN.Please add that sound affect to the word SPEEDBO for ultimate effectiveness.)
Now, tell me what you've got planned for SPEEDBO, or tell me all the roadblocks you've got in your way and how you're planning to clear them out .
And I'm going to take this boot camp (there'd better not be any real push-ups involved or I'm doomed!)
I'll report back to you on it later. With my perfectly plotted out book all shiny and in hand. (or I'll be telling you about a wasted weekend and a writing disaster, whichever comes first)
So, here's my question for you.
WHAT ARE YOU DOING TO GET READY FOR SPEEDBO?
I will add here that I've got a book coming next month, book one in the TROUBLE IN TEXAS SERIES.
And my heroine is named none other than RUTHY. My hero is Luke Stone, brother to Callie Stone Kincaid in Over the Edge. Remember Callie got run off her ranch? Her brother had left Texas. Her father got killed. She had to grab her baby son and run? Well, Luke's heading home to set things right and ... oops ... he's accidentally stuck bringing a date!
Here's a little bit about Swept Away
Swept away when her wagon train attempts a difficult river crossing, Ruthy MacNeil isn't all that upset at being separated from the family who raised her. All they've ever done is work her to the bone. She prayed for a chance to get away, and then came the raging flood. Alive but disoriented, she's rescued by Luke Stone...so unfortunately, there are more chances to die in her immediate future.
Swept Away will be in bookstores on March 1st and begin shipping from Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Christianbook.com on February 15th!