Many news this week!

On Wednesday night, I survived Emergency Beta Service Writing Boot Camp

The concept of this initiative is simple: you set a goal and EBS betas will be there to help you reach it. While you write, your assigned beta will be there to talk to you about what troubles you, answer questions, or simply encourage you.

There are three options:

Rookie. Time-driven. Sit down, start writing and try to get as much as you can in one 50 minute session.
Pro. Time-driven but with a goal (finish a scene, a chapter, an outline, etc.).
Hardcore. Time-driven while trying to reach a set word count and accomplish a set goal.

I joined a Pro camp. We set the following goals:
- discuss a scene: done!
- write 500 words; since English is not my first language, I thought that it was a very challenging goal. I ended up writing...1,010 words! I can't believe it!
- discuss a plot problem about an outline: done!

The EBS Beta, Marly580, was awesome! She helped me in every possible way! I loved her feedback and the way she encouraged me while writing.

I'm going to sign up again for a new camp as soon as possible!

I made a banner to thank EBS for this wonderful experience:

From boot to debut...this week I took an important decision too...

I've just posted the first chapter of my first multichapter story!
Summary: "The life of the Roman patrician Antonius is put at stake by his father, Felix. When Felix brings to his only son a new slave, Bella, more reasons arise for Antonius' concerns. Felix's secret can change Antonius' and Bella's destiny." ExB AU/vampires.

When I heard the sound of soft rain in the early morning, my body stiffened. The day wasn't starting under good auspices. I wouldn't see one of my men anymore. As if it was a day like every other one...

The story is already written, but now is public...

Here's the banner:

A very intense week, indeed.

Have a good weekend!

- Raum


  1. Ciao cooksappe!

    Piacere di conoscerti!!


    (Nice to meet you)


  2. How lovely. Harcorward is my favorite (albeit n.2 is not bad at all...)

  3. :)
    disclaimer: Edward is not included in the boot camp...

    next time, I'll try to meet Hardcorward, anyway...


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