What an amazing month! Novel Boot Camp was a huge success and a ton of fun. Thanks so much to everyone who participated!
Before I get into the contest winners, I want to first talk about the future of the Novel Boot Camp posts. A lot of writers have asked me whether the posts will be taken down. At this time, I have no intention of taking down the posts.
I will, however, be renaming the posts and making some minor adjustments to make them more searchable within the site for writers who did not participate. So you may notice title changes or other minor differences. But all the posts will be up and available to read. The complete listing will be located on the Novel Boot Camp page.
I would like to hold some writing workshops throughout the year and hope to see some of you returning for those future workshops. When dates and details are decided upon, you will be able to find participation info under the new Workshops page in the navigation bar.
Of course, I will also mention upcoming workshops in my blog posts.
Future Blog Posts
Throughout Novel Boot Camp you have all really inspired me to come up with some new and exciting blog posts and series. I’m really looking forward to bringing advice in new ways and addressing issues that are of particular concern to Novel Boot Camp participants.
The questions asked in my “Ask the Editor” post are at the top of my list of blog posts I hope to put out over the next few months. And you have more than persuaded me to do some posts on successful published first pages.
So please follow the blog or keep stopping by the site!
And now for the moment you’ve all been waiting for! The workshop winners!
To redeem your prize, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your material whenever you’re ready. I will get to it as fast as I can, but it may take a few weeks.
Genre Guessing Game
Both winners will receive a free edit and critique of their first 1,000 words!
Novel opening with the most correct guesses: Joshua Graye
Guesser with the most correct guesses: Justyna
First Page Critique
Winner will receive a free edit and critique of their first 1,000 words!
Randomly chosen (but no less special of course): Julie Griffith
Query Letter Critique
Winner will receive a free query letter edit and critique!
Randomly chosen (but no less special of course): Maree Jones
Thanks for a Great Novel Boot Camp!
To sum up Novel Boot Camp, I just want to extend my sincere gratitude to everyone who participated, donated, and spread the word. It was a wonderful experience for everyone and I am so happy for that!
You are all amazing and I can’t wait to see your finished novels!
Give Back to Novel Boot Camp
Several participants have asked what they can do to give back to me, and I really appreciate the offer!
Please share my posts to other writers or write about me and Novel Boot Camp on your blog to help spread the word for next year. If you would like to interview me on your blog, please get in touch!
If you’re in a place where you can comfortably contribute, donations are gratefully accepted.
I am also interested in testimonials to display on the site. If you would like to leave one in the comments or email one to me that would be awesome! Just please clearly mark it as a testimonial so I know that you are okay with it being used publicly.
And of course come back next year for Novel Boot Camp 2015!
Share Your Updates
As you continue to work on your novel, please update me about any new developments in your career! I would love to find out about your success!