Wednesday, January 20, 2010

When All Else Fails (or "Then I'll do it myself," said the Little Red Hen)

Tip of the Day: Starbucks Tazo Tea prices are increasing due to their new supply of full leaf teas -- but they are still yummy and perfect for the coffee shop writer who doesn't drink coffee. And hot water refills are free!

*January Goals Check-In:
-- Polish and sub 2 short stories to the Highlights fiction contest = DONE!
-- Send "polished" MG, 24 HOURS, to agent with specific revision questions and await feedback = sent first 30 pages to agent before committing to more revisions; received her suggestions; modifying Feb goals as a result to: Come up with hook paras and sample pages for 2-3 new MG ideas

One of my CPs has an article up on WOW -- Women on Writing on DIY Writing Retreats. It's a great article and is based on our experience over the summer. Check it out! http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/36-How2-DIYWritersRetreat.html

And so I'm not cheating by using my CP's article as my A2A post, let me add that as I charge my upcoming trip to NYC on the credit card, the value of what we did this summer becomes more and more clear. Not that I'm not super excited for my SCBWI NYC experience, but not since that day in August when Kate, Kelley, Lisa, Maureen and I spent all day in a rented office have I produced so many pages of new words.

Anyone feeling the winter blahs of writing, I highly recommend considering the DIY retreat!

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing

7 comments:

Kate Fall said...

Yes, that was an extremely useful day! Let's schedule another one after your trip to SCBWI NY.

And you've already subbed your 2 stories? Wow, I stink. Another revision round on my Highlights story is priority #1 this weekend.

Lisa Tiffin said...

Thanks for the link, Deena! And, Kate, yes we should schedule another retreat!

DeenaML said...

Lisa, my pleasure!

Kate, I am SO down with another retreat day. My March is wide open....

Kristina Springer said...

Great job so far!

Now can I rant about Starbucks? They are upping their prices on everything. Seriously, my hubby's drink is $4.95 now (crazy) and then he adds three more shots. OMG. They raised the prices of shots to 70 cents a piece (why???). Then add on the 10% tax and his drink is not $7.75. I told him he needs a new drink even if we don't match anymore. LOL!

Kristina Springer said...

NOW not NOT. I hate typos! :-)

秘密 said...

happy new year............................................................

DeenaML said...

Wait a minute, the shots are more too? Are they supposedly more special now too? Bc THAT is crazy. :)