I just got the forms to participate in the MWA mentorship program! Of course, I shunted aside the other ten things I was working on to get this in ASAP. I think this is such an awesome opportunity. I read about it last spring and waited for months for it to be September when they send out the email.
I am thrilled to have an opportunity to be mentored by an author. I’m not sure how the process works with MWA, but I will get a critique of my synopsis and first 50 pages of the manuscript. That alone is worth it’s weight in gold.
I remember when I started my consulting career, we all had mentors. It was a great experience, having someone show you the ropes and give you advice. Of course, I still made my shares of mistakes, but it was good to have a mentor.
Anyway, onto working on my submission. Should have it sent in by Friday. Then I seriously need to finalize the Brenda Novak auctions from June. The hold up in my submissions was drafting the query letter. Those things are freaking hard. I just got mine in shape for the YA novel. Now I’m fine tuning one for the paranormal romance novel. And every time I think it is ready to go, I sit on it a few days and inevitably make more changes.
Everything is kaizen I suppose–but it takes so much time to have continual, gradual improvement. I prefer leaps and bounds in a single minute.
Then again maybe if I went slower unpacking the stand up clothes rack wouldn’t have toppled over on me today. 😛