Paddy McBootcamp




‘Twas the first full week o’the lucky YAB Bootcamp, and me stars, we did pretty well! (All right, Happy St. Patrick’s Day! I’ll stop torturing everyone now!) Not everyone met their goals, no one on Team Denali shouted BINGO, but I think overall, we had the “write” idea. We’ll get there!



bootcamp week1(I managed three Bingo squares)




Sonja (the newest member of our group) wrote with me Sunday afternoon, her goal being to finish her first draft of a YA historical. She wrote LOTS o’ words! (See how I tied that into St. Patrick’s Day?)


Kristen did tons of revision, writing & research!


Did you see all the stars on Amy’s calendar this week??


Megan seems to be on a reverse sleep pattern than me, however, she only had two red squares on her worksheet. Her goal? None!  You can do it, Megan!


Katrina outlined a new project. We’re excited to hear how that’s coming, Katrina!


Lois and Cynthia didn’t check in on Friday, but I’m hoping that means they’re working so hard, they didn’t have time! 🙂 Maybe this week. *crossing my fingers*


My goal last week was pretty broad: to finish major revisions on I ONCE WAS LOST and get it out to some readers, and to print off and staple all the chapters in ECHO CITY so that I can begin revisions on that oldie.  I managed to do both. Revisions on ECHO CITY are going to be massive, but weirdly exciting! After reading the first three chapters again, it’s not so bad. I’ll tell you what I think twenty chapters in, however. I might be whining, just warning you!



My Goals This Week



Revision. It’s all about revision. At work, we’re prepping for the April version of Camp NaNoWriMo, and while I’d LOVE to try for it, I have to be realistic and say I’m just not prepared.  Maybe I’ll go for July. Regardless, I’ll be getting all of our participants ready and preparing for our Camp NaNoWriMo Kick Off!



But at home, I’ll be working on revisions for both ECHO & ONCE. I’d like to cover two main revisions on both.  That’ll be my goal for Friday. (Aggh! Wish me luck on that one!)



Happy Spring Writing Bootcamp, everyone, and may the luck o’the Irish be with you today!



Heidi Sinnett

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8 Responses to Paddy McBootcamp

  1. Good luck with your revisions this week! I’m excited to break out the BINGO card you create and see how far I get. 🙂

    • Heidi Sinnett says:

      I think we’ll all be surprised at how many Bingos people will get this week! Good luck, Ghenet! I hope it all comes together for you this week!

  2. Sarah Chafin says:

    You and your team made some awesome progress! I’m revising too and won’t be joining NaNo in April because of it. I’m finally making progress. Can’t. Get. Distracted!

  3. I love Paddy McBootcamp! Haha

    I am tempted with Camp Nano but I have my Nano 2013 novel to work on next, which is in a second draft stage. It’s tough enough balancing two projects (as I see you are also doing).

    • Heidi Sinnett says:

      Stephanie, first, thanks for stopping by!

      Yes, I know what you mean. My fingers itch at the thought of doing Camp NaNo, but I don’t think anyone could stand to be around me, either at home or work. So I better keeep things in perspective. Sleep would be nice, too. 🙂

      Good luck with your revisions. Second draft is really, really good!

  4. Paddy McBootcamp!!!! Haaaaaa. 🙂 Oh, Heidi. You just made my day.

    Anyhow! I love that you linked to the awesomeness in your Team – how amazing are you?!?! And you managed to hit both of your big goals. AWWWWWESOME. 🙂 Go, Heidi!!!

    Have a great week – best of luck with those revisions!!

    • Heidi Sinnett says:

      Nothing like a little bit of Irish humour, right, Bridgid? 🙂

      Thanks!My team is awesome, and I hope we can pick up the pace and get our goals online! I KNOW we can do it!

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