I'm the biggest procrastinator ever! And I'm not proud of it! I've been on this one particular project for ten years. I'm not joking. It's really been a decade... I've never finished a manuscript in my life and I'm fed up! No more! So, to combat my inherent naughtiness, I've decided to start a project called, "Get Your Book Finished". It'll run from March 1st to June 30th. That gives us all four months to get our rough drafts done!
I have a few ideas but I want to know what you all think will be helpful or fun to do for our endeavor. Please comment and I'll post the final discussion board on Feb. 29th!
A few things we should have ready:
1) A chosen project (YA Sci-Fi/Fantasy), 2) a gripping synopsis of your project, & 3) a chapter synopsis OR a 2-page synopsis of what happens in your book.
***I don't know if you want me to randomly choose who will trade their projects or if you'd prefer to have everyone post their synopsis and you can choose which project sounds the most interesting to you. We could also just pass our work to the person "on our left" and have a circle system. Let me know what you think.
***I also thought utilizing Skype for the critiquing process might be helpful. (I personally absorb information better when I can see the person speaking).
Is it too late to join in on this? Id like to participate if I can...
Lol...Actually that project flopped because no one joined....It's just me...
Sorry it did not work out for you. You really helped me a lot and I just wanted to say thank you and I hope you find someone of like interest to work with and motivate you.
I joined and was having a lot fun. If you are still interested I am willing to work with you. I promise to be a positive supportive person and I love helping out. Let me know if you are still interested.
Thats fantastic - thank you, yes. Im looking for a sounding board more than anything else - what I am writing is a fantasy/time-travel/romance/adventure type novel - I am not necessarily aiming it for a young adult audience, but Im not looking to go into full "adult" material either. Basically just focusing on telling the story right now. But I keep hitting upon some major issues for the set up of my story, and would love to voice them to someone who can tell me if Im crazy to do it that way or not. Chatting here or on Gmail Chat would be fine with me - let me know!
And I would be happy to reciprocate for you as well!