Monday, June 1, 2009

SRS: Whip of the Week #1

Holly and I have been amazed by the wild licorice waves of you who have signed up to participate in the Summer Revision Smackdown! So...we award each and every one of you the first WHIP OF THE WEEK award:

Our Whips of Wonder and their goals:

  • Cuppa Jolie: finish revising YA, and outline a new WIP!
  • Holly Cupala: second draft of that second YA novel, woot!
  • Beth Kephart: self-proclaimed revision queen!
  • Molly Blaisdell: she's in, and she's not telling how...
  • Kirby Larson: eschew the rules and revise like crazy...
  • Martha Brockenbrough: two top secret PBs and a novel draft headed for the lash line!
  • CocoaStomp: non-top-secret dummies, NTS art, and a truly top secret secret...
  • Sara: tweak the rules and finish the rewrite!
  • Justina Chen Headley: some secrets are worth the wait...
  • Realm Lovejoy: finish the first, crack the whip with 20 pages per week on #2!
  • Kjersten: 2 illustration spreads per week!
  • Robin: she's in, she's in!
  • C. N. Nevets: throwing her licorice in the pot with double the overhaul power!
  • Vivian: finish that FINAL revision, baby!
  • kbaccellia: her goals are secret...for now...
  • Lorie Ann Grover: revise through June, and on and on!
  • Kim Baker: move forward, girl!
  • jillalex: she promises details to come...
  • beth: finish the rough draft, fix the problems, and get to the betas by June 30!
  • Kelly: what to do after the first draft...
  • Julie Reinhardt: nail that satisfying MG ending, and rewrite the PB!
  • Annie Gage: keep on the revising train with index cards and the trusty bulletin board!
  • Deb Lund: reread, refrain, rewrite!
  • motherhoodtales: fly by the seat of her pants and get her feet wet with accountability!
  • maya ganesan: get going to finish that first draft!
  • Lois Brandt: stop being a novel slut and revise just one novel!
  • -karen ann.: revise that graphic novel manuscript and finish the artwork!
  • Judy Bodmer: revise her 30 chapters, five per week!
  • Jennifer Mann: current PB ms and illustrations, & start another PB dummy!
  • Susan Uhlig Ford: process 4 critiques on her creepy MG and get ready for submission!
  • Lisa L. Owens: get that shaky first draft ready to sell again!
  • Michele Gawenka: return to that MG novel and make it A-list!
  • Lee Wind: revise the revision goals...with licorice!
  • Laurie Schneider: a chapter a week on that MG novel!
  • jone: awake and raring to go on revision!
  • Joni Sensel: 5 or more chapters on the third FWQ book!
  • Michèle Griskey: produce 4 pages/day and turn that screenplay into a YA!
  • Robin Gaphni: finish that MG novel and polish a chapter book!
  • HelenL: revise, tweak, and copyedit that YA novel for her agent!
  • Jet Harrington: SFD by June 30!
  • Alison Weatherby: 2 YA chapers per week!
  • Brenda Winter Hansen: 1 chapter every two days!
  • Krista Mercer: she's *got* to finish that draft!
  • Shelley S.: finish that novel, revise it, and outline companion novel - no excuses!
  • Plus all of the facebook participants who are going to post their goals HERE...right?

And, it's NEVER too late to join.

Give yourselves a pat on the back, and then werplash! Get revising!

Feel free to share what you're sure to whip into shape today or this week. Today, I plan to revise on the fly as I ride the whip into Seattle for the day.

Don't miss tomorrow's Smackdown Spotlight!


Anonymous said...

I am joining and it's not JUST because I want the whip either. I swear.


Anonymous said...

Oops. My goal is to finish this revision of CAPTIVATE, the sequel to NEED, and to revise something else that's all secret and stuff.

BJW said...

I signed up. Now I'm freaking out.

Thanks for the kick in the butt.

Cuppa Jolie said...

WELCOME, Carrie and Ben! Two names I'm super excited to see.

Ben, you didn't think you could move to Canada and get away with me not buggin' you about getting that novel done. Right? You so need this smackdown.

Lisa said...

Thanks for initiating this smackdown, Jolie!

Vivian Mahoney said...

Wahoo! Thank you for getting us all on track!

BJW said...

You know I do! First day went really well. Second one has been a Struugggle.