Thursday, 29 September 2011

My Chrysalis friend...and an update!

I just wanted to give Jenn's blog, Hunting Sea Glass with Wolves, a little plug, since she's started using it a bit more lately. Jenn is one of the two gals I run the Chrysalis Experiment with. I met her on the NaNo forums in 2010, after she put out the call for critique partners. She wanted to form an 'elitist' group where we could start swapping chapters for critique. A bunch of people responded (I think it was about 8 in the end), but now over a year later there are a core group who are still active and in touch. Basically four of us. I think that's pretty good as an end
result. I'm pretty stoked with the friendships I've made through this group (we call it ElitistCritiques, and I think that's cool), and I'm excited to see Jenn posting on her blog more!

Jenn is the sort of CP who constantly inspires those around her. She has the most amazing imagination, and regularly makes astonishing suggestions for where your story could go. I've been privileged to read her (often weird and wacky) stories during this year's Chrysalis Experiment. You can read some too, here. I guess I'm posting this now because I would love for other people to benefit from Jenn's creative brilliance. So go, check her blog out!

I also want to update on my editing progress, since I haven't in a while. I'm up to page 170 of my paper edit (that's out of 188 pages), and about that I'm pretty excited. The end is in sight! Then it'll be time to transfer my paper scribbles into my electronic document. That's a rather daunting prospect, but an invigorating one as well. When I'm done with that, I'll be getting serious with seeking out beta readers. If you're interested in reading a rock star romance, let me know!


  1. I'd like to be a part of a circle like this. I beta read for Misha and Steph Schmidt occasionally.

  2. @L. Diane - me too! hehe

    @Michael - I haven't really done much beta reading...I'm not sure I'm that good at it, as I'm more of a 'detail' person, as opposed to 'big picture'.

  3. Sounds like a great group! I'll go check out her blog. It must feel so good to be finishing up your paper edits! Congratulations.

  4. Awesome!!

    I'm off to see her now . . .

  5. @Kari Marie - it really does feel good...I was slacking a lot for a while there. hehe

    @Jolene - good choice! :D

  6. You're almost done...keep up the great work! And it's so amazing that your core group of writers has remained in contact. That's priceless.

  7. Nice of you to give a shoutout about your friend's blog. I'll try and get over there! And hope you sign up for NaBloWriMo! like I said- no pressure if you miss a post-- except I'll pop over and write "Hmmm don't see your post for today!!!"... lol.

  8. Oooh, congrats to you! The end is near. Such a nice feeling, isn't it? :)

  9. @Danette - I think I can probably live with that kind of pressure. hehe. But omg, it's October ! I guess that means NaBloWriMo is starting?!?!

    @Liz - it really is a nice feeling! I'm actually planning on getting it finished by the end of today. Exciting stuff!!!


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