I made another tough decision in my writing career yesterday. I sent an email to my PB crit group to let them know I was dropping out. *sigh* I've never had to do anything so hard. They are an amazing group of women and they do such great work. However - I feel like I need to buckle in and focus on my YA novel right now. My brain is in YA Fantasy gear and it doesn't want to switch over to PB mode at my bidding. I am lucky to have their support as I go after my goals for this year, but it is still hard to withdraw from that group.
Trying to write my picture books while doing my YA, is kind of like trying to play a round of golf after playing baseball all day (or vice-versa.) Seriously... have you ever tried to go play golf after playing a bunch of baseball? Your swing is totally off! And it takes some work and adjusting to get your swing back. In fact, I know a lot of people who won't play both (at least competitively) because one will throw off the other. I don't plan to do that. I definitely want to continue to work on picture books, but right now I'm going to give them a break and finish my YA. This first draft desperately needs to get done so I can start to polish it up!
Also... I don't know how many of you entered the 1100 Follower Giveaway at Book Sake, but I did! They had so many wonderful books for prizes and I won one of the book sets! Yep! It's an autographed set by Julie Anne Peters! She writes YA Fiction and I can't wait to dive into this pile. I was having a rough day yesterday with quite the migraine going on, so finding these in the mail totally made my day! Check out what I got...
Pop on over to Goodreads and get these on your TBR list! I will be sure to give reviews after I get them read.
Don't you love it when you find a new book in your mailbox after a long, hard day? I do! What are you currently reading?