So, I’m doing my very first critique bid for charity. For the last few weeks, I’ve been on a mission with my good friend Britney, trying to raise money/book donations for our annual book donation charity.
This charity raises money to buy brand new books for children at local
hospitals. With your help and donations, you can give a child the gift of
adventure, inspiration, and happiness through a simple story.
This is the
third year I’ve helped with this. I’ve always
shied away from these sort of things because I didn’t think anyone would
actually care about what I had to say regarding a critique. I’m not published.
I don’t have any sort of official title that screams, LOOK AT ME, I KNOW
EXACTLY WHAT I’M DOING.
I’ve had some
experience. I critiqued my peers short stories in my college creative writing
class. I’ve worked one-on-one with my agent on some of my own books and feel
like I’ve learned at least a little on how to improve my critiquing skills and
editorial eye from her notes and line edits. I’ve critiqued some of my friends
work, published and unpublished, and have hoped they’ve found it helpful (At
least, they didn’t tell me otherwise)
So I decided I’m
going for it. What can I lose? Worst off, no one will bid and Books for Kids
raises $0 toward our goal.
So here’s what I’m
offering to the highest bidder:
full manuscript critique (or WIP if your book isn’t complete)
I’m going to
estimate that it will take me two weeks to do this. However, if your MS is over
100,000 words, it may take me a little while longer.
Here’s what you
need to do to bid:
a comment with the following:
address (that way I can contact you if you’re the highest bidder)
start now and ends on 1/17/13 at midnight, pacific coast time.
think that’s it! Let me know if you have any questions. Hopefully this isn’t a