I heavily touted the YA Buccaneers Spring Writing Bootcamp last year, so it shouldn’t come as much surprise that I’m once again participating. Though this is technically the second boot camp check-in, it’s the first time I’ve posted a progress report since the challenge began.
My goals for this year were very simple, and more than a little vague. Figure out a plan for my Facing the Music revisions, and actually start working on them by the end of April. Unlike last year, which was stop and go the whole way through, I’m pleased to say that I’ve stayed on track so far.
I’ve pinpointed the large scale changes I need to make during my revisions, and created a new outline where those large scale changes have been implemented. I’ve also taken the time to expand upon character motivations and personality quirks, to provide myself a consistent foundation when I’m knee deep in the mire of actually reshaping the story. To top it all off, I’ve even re-jiggered the story’s timeline so that all of the plot dominoes fall in their proper places.
Real life has prevented me from digging into the actual revisions at this point, but I’m still confident that I’ll be able to start them by the end of the month. Fingers crossed anyway!
If you’re a bootcamp participant: How are your own stories progressing? Has the camp experience been conducive to your productivity?
If you aren’t doing bootcamp: What other goals have you set for yourself recently? How are you managing them?