Now that SUN is wrapped up, I’ve been considering the future of “YA on Saturday.” I have some ideas, but I’d love to hear feedback from you, my Saturday readers. After all, I don’t want to waste your time with useless posts. With a new school year bearing down on you, your schedule will change. Perhaps your free time will be drastically reduced. We have to make the most of what little time we have.
I thought about starting a second draft project, but it’s too soon for that. You need time away from your first draft! Maybe we could tackle the second draft during a school break. However, I could post information to get you thinking about the second draft, so that you’re prepared for it when it comes around—posts about revising and editing.
General posts are okay, but I would love to give specific examples of common problems. I could make up examples … or you could send me one or two paragraphs of your story for me to critique and share online. That way, everyone benefits. I know the thought of turning over your work for dissection is scary, but you could choose to remain anonymous. You could email me the paragraphs, and I wouldn’t include your name in the post. Totally confidential.
Another option is Q & A—I could try to answer any writing-related questions you may have. But again, this depends on you. I won’t make up questions and pretend someone asked me, so I’d need real questions from real people. This, too, could be confidential.
So tell me: what appeals to you? What would be most helpful? Are you willing to send story excerpts for me to work with?
I’m also open to any other suggestions you may have! Here’s a poll to start the brainstorming …
Please take the time to complete this poll; I’d greatly appreciate your thoughts! And if you want to talk to me privately, use the “Contact Me” tab at the top of this website.
Thanks so much, and have a great weekend!