What’s this? Another DIY MFA article already? 😉
It’s been a while since I last took part in DIY MFA’s weekly #5onFri series; and with Maria V. Snyder’s guest post on Tuesday, I wasn’t able to promote it here until now. So, here’s last Friday’s #5onFri post, where I shared a little more of my “beta-reading preparation” stage by sharing five of the questions I posed to my beta-readers to get specific feedback on aspects of my novel.
Curious about what those questions are? Then click here to read “#5onFri: Five Questions to Ask Beta Readers When They Critique Your Manuscript.”
An FYI on Recent and Future Blogging Activity
I’m currently going through a period where my blogging activity has been “spotty,” and it might continue for a while. It’s due to a mix of reasons: increased workload at my day job, personal travel, and busyness at home while maintaining a consistent writing schedule for The Novella. So for the past couple weeks, it’s been taking me longer to reply to comments, and I’ve had to cut back on visiting other people’s blogs and commenting on their posts. This could also have an impact on my blog-writing here within the next couple weeks.
I haven’t decided whether to take a hiatus because of this. Keeping up my commitments to DIY MFA and Writers Helping Writers won’t be a problem, so I’ll still share the links here as those articles go live. But for this blog… we’ll have to wait and see.
Final Reminder for the GoFundMe Campaign for the Iceland Writers Retreat
Saturday, February 4th is the final day for the GoFundMe campaign for my trip to the Iceland Writers Retreat! Almost $2200 has been raised as of today, but plenty of perks are still available (first-chapter critiques, writing coach sessions via Skype, custom loose-leaf tea blends, 1-month subscriptions to One Stop For Writers, etc.). So if you’d like to help out, visit the GoFundMe campaign page and submit your donation today.
NOTE: By “final day,” I mean that Saturday will be the last day I’ll actively promote the campaign. I’ll keep the page up and running for a few more weeks so I can keep donors informed as I fulfill their perks. This means that, by GoFundMe’s policies, the campaign will still accept donations after Saturday as long as it remains online. But after 2 months of investing time and energy into this campaign, Saturday will be it.
Hope you are all doing well and winter (or summer, in the Southern Hemisphere) hasn’t been too grueling for you so far. And as always, thank you for continuing to visit and offer your encouragement, support, and friendship. ❤