Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Tuesday Tally and the T.C. poll

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: 89,999

pages: 396

chapters revised: 5/21 (draft 3)

Previous goals:

  • add backgrounds to profiles of coven witches in T.C. - not terribly detailed yet, but they all have occupations and short background notes 
  • finish W.W. newsletter and mail - done 
  • Fantasy newsletter - completed
  • have hubby print off poem Thursday and get in mail by Tuesday (for contest) - decided against this. forgot about it until last moment, and decided to submit poem elsewhere
  • 2 hour writing session Wednesday - completely spaced this one. will aim for it tomorrow 
  • edit three chapters EotF - done
  • critique at least three chapters of someone else's work - did two, not bad 
  • write punny letter for a challenge - awful, but done. was my first attempt at puns. it kept to all the guidelines though, so at least I won't be disqualified. Yay for getting the hardest category during a non-elimination round! 

Goals for next week:

  • 2 hour writing session Wednesday
  • write letter to self about this year's goals, which I can read through-out the year for inspiration 
  • edit five chapters of EotF 
  • critique three chapters of work not mine
  • send out a batch of poetry 
  • write rough synopsis for EotF

Votes on the sidebar poll would be appreciated. A bit more background on that for anyone wondering. Trinity Coven is set in modern time. It's a fantasy novel with a strong romantic subplot. Every 1000(? see poll) years, three witches are reborn. If they all have their magic awakened, and form the Trinity Coven, they have the ability to summon a dragon. This dragon has been the cause of plagues, wars, and natural disasters. Three warlocks are given the task to stop this summoning. Throughout time, sometimes the witches succeed, and sometimes the warlocks stop them. But the question is the time between rebirths/summonings. My initial idea was one thousand years, but after researching disasters throughout history in attempts to blame some on the dragon, I'm having a hard time limiting myself. I don't want to go overboard, however, thus the poll. Please vote! (deadline extended)

1 musings:

lizbit said...

I voted for 500--just long enough for it not to be common knowledge, but short enough for a select group to remember (1000 just seemed too long)