Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Tuesday Tally - One Week to Christmas

Status of my novel

  1. first draft
  2. read and revise for plot
  3. read and revise for continuity
  4. read and edit for grammar
  5. polish prose to prettiness
  6. write query and synopsis
  7. query agents

total words to date: 89,746

pages: 396

chapters revised: 21/20

Last week's goals:

  • finish going through writing.com inbox - slow progress (it's a huge mess)
  • minimum one article a week (new or old) for AC - sent one in as nonexclusive, go rejected because it's already on a highly ranked site (!?) 
  • Wilcox Writers Newsletter - in progress. should get it out today 
  • write a new poem - not happening... a poem can not be forced. one must at the minimum be in the mood, not simply wanting to write a poem

Goals for the next two weeks (no planned update on Christmas):

  • write a synopsis for The Blazing Princess and prep story for submission to Drollerie Press after the holidays
  • minimum one article a week (new or old) for AC
  • get more feedback on plot and character in EotF
  • make list of goals for the new year, and write about this year's goals 

The Celine Dion concert last night was amazing. Gave me chills. One benefit to seeing it on the big screen instead of in person (other than the huge price difference) was being able to see the dancers better. The cameras have the best viewpoint. And Celine is so talented. I loved every single song. It was a night worth experiencing. I was not surprised to learn that the choreographer was Mia Michaels - another talented woman.

 

Nothing to report writing wise. In some ways the break is nice, but at the same time I feel like I should be writing something. I think I'll go ahead and start fleshing out plot and character sheets for Trinity Coven. That way I'll have more to work with when I start writing next year.

1 musings:

lizbit said...

Good luck with all those goals. I haven't really done any writing yet this winter break ... *feels lazy*