So, as may have noticed, I completely, utterly, and totally failed to bring you a monthly update at the beginning of March. >.> That’s what I get for trying to divide my brain between too many things. *sigh* But the good news is I’m updating y’all now on… well, everything! :p
I’ve been accepted to graduate school!
That’s right ladies and gents. Come August/September (whatever the official start date is. Still waiting on the full details) I will officially be a graduate student and taking one step further in my journey of life. :p This also means that I will be relinquishing my free time, my sanity
and my soul for the next 4-6 years, but hey! I’m happy about it. :p This is what I wanted and I’m so thrilled!
March Book Haul
Goal 1: Query. I was so excited about this. I blinded myself with how long I stared at my query letter before I sent it out and… it kind of blew up in my face. Whether the agents asked for pages or not, no one decided to bite. That’s okay. It happens.
Perhaps it means my story needs work. Perhaps it means I’m querying the wrong agents. Perhaps it means the YA sci-fi genre is just super saturated and I should query at a later date. Whatever the cause, SOTA RADIATION is getting a reprieve for now. I’ll come back and evaluate later.
Goal 2: Edit REEDUCATION. Well, thanks to the LOVELY, TALENTED, AMAZING, GENEROUS Eve Messenger and her fantastic notes, I have completed my my edits on my YA dystopian REEDUCATION. Is it ready to query? Pfft! No. :p However, it is ready for another read through by some betareaders or critique partners. Any takers?
Well, March is already half-over. Oops… But that’s okay because I’m going to take the rest of the month off writing and editing to decompress. What with graduate school applications, grad school interveiws(aka flying half-way across the US), querying, editing, reading, preparing for Japan, and whatever else life has thrown at me, I need some time to chill. (and by chill I mean freak out because I leave for Japan in… 9 days?! 0.0)
Calling betareaders & critique partners!
I have nine days until I leave for Japan and I want to devote as much of that time as possible to finding a few betareaders who enjoy reading young adult science fiction and/or dystopian. If interested, please comment below, contact me via my contact page, or hit me up on Twitter: @NoellBernard.
Additionally, I will be searching for critique partners who are interested in critiquing young adult science fiction and/or dystopian. In exchange, I am willing to read and critique science fiction or fantasy as those are genres I’m well acquainted with. I’d also be willing to critique thriller. To determine whether we would be compatible critique partners, I would like to exchange pitches and a few pages. If interested, please comment below, contact me via my contact page, or hit me up on Twitter: @NoellBernard.
Tags & Awards
Infinity Dreams Award 3.0 – Feb. 4
The Random Tag – Feb. 11
Book Courtship Tag – Feb. 13
Reading Habits Tag – Feb. 17
Around the US in YA Book Tag – Feb. 18
The Ultimate Book Tag – Feb. 20