Hey guys, I'm going to take a break from the workshop for about 3 months? Work and school are too much right now. And then Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming up and we're making plans to travel already. (Plus I need to make gifts!) So I'm thinking of coming back in January when things relax. So this week will be my last. I hope that's enough notice? I'm definitely reading your next chapter Amber.
Post by alonewithcookies on Oct 8, 2016 2:48:53 GMT -6
Sophie, sorry to hear that you'll be out during the next few months. I do think the break will be good though, because the last few workshops did feel a little more low energy for everyone and I imagine getting some time to recharge during the holidays will be good.
Amber, I do have my next chapter ready for Sunday, so I can submit. Here's something I want to bring up though: because you and I are submitting novel chapters, it'll leave Sophie at an disadvantage when she comes back because she'd then need to read a bunch of chapters that she missed just to be able to participate. I'm not sure I see any solutions to this because it's not really like we can stop working on them for the next 3 months - although tbh I'm hoping to finish editing my novel by the year's end anyway, so maybe by the time Sophie returns in January I'll be submitting new stuff.
I can think of two solutions: One, we keep going as usual and Sophie either catches up without critiquing each chapter or we offer a synopsis when she comes back. Two, we both finish revision of our novels by January.
I honestly could use the push to finish, but we're going into insanely busy time at work, so I'm not sure if that's realistic. I guess we can carry on for now and see where we are after the holidays.
I had actually intended to bring this up anyway - do we think we can handle two workshops a week? One person posts Sunday and the next Wednesday, or something?
I think Jim and Amber you should decide what works best for both of you. I’m fine with all of the above speedreading/synopsis/or new material. Though I really would like to read both of your novels. You both have fascinating concepts. But if you both finish and send them off, I’ll just read them in print!
sapphire: Zoom! Welcome back. Sounds like things are going well! What's your job?
Jan 7, 2017 16:43:00 GMT -6
Zoom: (Sorry I haven't been around btw, got a serious boyfriend and a full-time job, almost literally no time)
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Zoom: Am here! So great to hear the news Saph!!
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