Monthly Archives: February 2013

Today’s Scribbling: Working on my second Cracked pitch

Today I finished up the basic writing for my second Cracked pitch. One thing I learned from the first one was that they are absolute demons for you getting your sources and citations right, so I still have to get that utterly nailed down before I submit it. (I’ll also wait to see what happens with the first one, so I can apply the lessons to this one.) Huge fun writing this stuff though, so regardless I’ll be finishing it off and doing something with it.

Today’s Scribbling: Novel Rewrites

Went back and checked over the whole of chapter 10 this evening – I’d rewritten it almost from the ground up a couple of weeks ago, so I decided it needed another look over. I need to do that with Chapter 11 as well, then I dig out some nice bumper quotes for the chapters, then I get stuck into the second half. Which is probably going to be more work than the first half, since that’s where the plot needs tweaking. Still, should be good fun.

Today’s Scribbling: A Rewrite Of My Cracked Pitch

Today I rewrote the pitch for Cracked, based off the feedback I got from their writing workshop. (It boiled down to “don’t be so obvious” and “get better sources”.) I’m much happier with the pitch now.

If you have any interest in writing humorous material, I would strongly recommend that you try pitching to them a few times – they are fair, honest and uncompromising, which is what you want in feedback.

Today’s Scribbling: Novel Rewrites

Today was most of the last two-thirds of chapter 14 – not difficult, it was already pretty solid. I didn’t finish it though, as the end of it leads into the start of chapter 15, which I do need to rewrite extensively because it is boring. But that is Monday’s worry, as the weekend will be original stuff – probably another Books I Am Giving To Charity, and a rewrite of my Cracked pitch based on their feedback.