Sunday, December 14, 2008
Yesterday I attended our SCBWI monthly meeting, which includes peer critiquing. Besides stories, two of our members had illustrations to show. I brought the chapter I had rewritten in the first person, and had someone read it aloud for me. One of the people at the meeting is a prolific writer, an editor and has been a judge for a contest at the Surrey Conference. It was very helpful to hear their comments, and encouraging, too. The prolific writer is about half way through her middle grade novel and has a deadline of January 15th to submit the whole novel. I asked her about her writing schedule. She says she writes two full days a week and two or three evenings. But she writes fast. I don't write fast, but I have to say that I see her schedule and her goals as worthy of imitation.