Now I can't speak for the rest of my powerful SCBWI group, The Bookends. But I walked into the room yesterday morning full of confidence. Yep. I knew the ten pages of my latest chapter book were splendid. Cynthea would give them back to me (after having read them earlier) with a, "Well done. It's ready to send out."
Didn't happen. Instead, something far better did. I learned about revision in a deeper way than previously. I learned my book needed real revising and new techniques applied. And I learned again what a supportive and intelligent writing group I am fortunate to call mine.
"Writing a great book is maybe 20% drafting, 80% revision."
|Jonathan Schkade, Sherry Randle, Susan Barker, Cynthea Liu|
Cynthea, I want to say, "Well done." It was a splendid day. Not for the reasons I anticipated, but for the reasons I discovered. Huzzah!
|Sarah Whitney, Cynthea Liu, Anastasia Burke-Ely, Jannean Muehlfeld|