Last month I attended my first SCBWI conference in Springfield, MA. It was an amazing experience. I attended workshops facilitated by well-known writers, listened to inspiring keynote speakers, and also had a chance to meet with an agent to critique my query letter and an editor to critique my manuscript. I was most nervous about the networking aspect of the conference, but I found it easy to talk to my fellow writers and had the opportunity to get to know the members of my critique group outside of critique group.
The manuscript I’ve been focusing my attention on is The Victim’s Ball, which I wrote during Nanowrimo 2017. The feedback I’ve received has been pleasantly positive, and since the conference I’ve been cranking out a third revision based on the editing tips I learned at my workshops and in the critique.
I am almost ready to submit the first 50 pages to the agent I met with (because yes, she requested my first 50 pages during my critique!). Fingers crossed!
Next up on the writing docket is going back to The Blood Countess. Hopefully, with the help of Scrivener, I can finish it by the end of the summer!