Everything’s Kaizen

I just got the forms to participate in the MWA mentorship program! Of course, I shunted aside the other ten things I was working on to get this in ASAP. I think this is such an awesome opportunity. I read about it last spring and waited for months for it to be September when they send out the email.

I am thrilled to have an opportunity to be mentored by an author. I’m not sure how the process works with MWA, but I will get a critique of my synopsis and first 50 pages of the manuscript. That alone is worth it’s weight in gold.

I remember when I started my consulting career, we all had mentors. It was a great experience, having someone show you the ropes and give you advice. Of course, I still made my shares of mistakes, but it was good to have a mentor.

Anyway, onto working on my submission. Should have it sent in by Friday. Then I seriously need to finalize the Brenda Novak auctions from June. The hold up in my submissions was drafting the query letter. Those things are freaking hard. I just got mine in shape for the YA novel. Now I’m fine tuning one for the paranormal romance novel. And every time I think it is ready to go, I sit on it a few days and inevitably make more changes.

Everything is kaizen I suppose–but it takes so much time to have continual, gradual improvement. I prefer leaps and bounds in a single minute.

Then again maybe if I went slower unpacking the stand up clothes rack wouldn’t have toppled over on me today. 😛

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4 Responses to Everything’s Kaizen

  1. Nora says:

    What an exciting opportunity! You’re very lucky. Nora

  2. Loren Chase says:

    This sounds amazing! And I truly believe patience is a virtue. I can get so impatient with myself and where I am and where I think I should be. But that gradual improvement can be so rewarding when you get it.

    • Sometimes I look at one of my drafts from a year ago and think wow I’ve come a long way–in baby steps. LOL. But it makes me so happy to be writing and growing as a writer. Still, patience is something I seem to use up very quickly. 😛

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