Welcome to May!

Welcome to the last month of the Spring Writing Bootcamp! We love seeing you guys crush your goals! Even better, we love seeing you cheering on your fellow bootcampers. What an awesome community of writers.

Check out some of the goal crushing that's been going on:

Huge kudos and congrats to everyone participating in the bootcamp - whether or not you're crushing goals, just working towards your goals takes guts, time, and effort. You're amazing!

If you have news to share, tell us about it! Mention us on Twitter (@yabuccaneers), or just use #YABbootcamp or #YABbootcampWIN hashtags.


There's one more month in our Spring Writing Bootcamp. How are you going to make the most of it? 

Here's what you can expect from us:

  1. Monday Check-ins! These check-ins are for YOU. If you don't have time to write a full blog post (because you're writing, obvs.), then leave a comment with a quick update. It'll take a couple of minutes, tops, and checking in will help keep you accountable. 
  2. Word Sprints! Check the blog for the schedule, but we'll host at least one Word Sprint a week. Have a time you'd like to suggest? You can always let us know via Twitter or email!
  3. Critique Partner Match! Are you looking for a CP? We'll be doing something special this month to help those interested in finding CPs. Stay tuned!
  4. Prizes! (see below)

What you can win in May

To help you make the next steps in getting your manuscript ready for the world, this month's main prizes are critiques from our crew!

Query Critiques

  • Back from the Dead Red (Ellen Goodlett)
  • Captain E. Hook (Erin L. Scheider)

First Chapter Critique

  • Guppy Guts Skullcracker (Heidi Sinnett)

Query or First Chapter Critique

  • Dread Pirate B. (Bridgid Gallagher)
  • Jas Ketch, Siren of the Seychelles (Kris F. Oliver)
  • Neptune (Kelly Loy Gilbert)
  • Shiver Me Timbers (Caroline T. Richmond)

How to win

Start earning entries by re-stating your goals for May! You can earn more entries by checking in every Monday in May. Just use the Rafflecopter form below to log your entries.


We also have interviews lined up this month AND some amazing book giveaways. Stay tuned for those! 

Let's make May the BEST month of the Spring Writing Bootcamp. Who's with me?