Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Tuesday Tally

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: 89,967

pages: 396

chapters revised: 2/21 (draft 3)

Previous goals:

  • send follow-up email to 1097 magazine as it's been three months w/out acknowledgement or response  - sent
  • Wilcox Writers newsletter - not ready for mailing yet 
  • character profiles of major players in Trinity Coven - added more background information to the Heidrich brothers, but did little with the Coven
  • Exercise 3 times - missed one day, doing make-up for it today
  • Wednesday post about a Year in Review - here
  • Thursday post about Goals - here

Goals for next week:

  • add backgrounds to profiles of coven witches in T.C. 
  • finish W.W. newsletter and mail Wednesday 
  • Fantasy newsletter 
  • have hubby print off poem Thursday and get in mail by Tuesday (for contest)
  • 2 hour writing session Wednesday 
  • edit three chapters EotF
  • critique at least three chapters of someone else's work
  • write punny letter for a challenge

I got a Booklover's desktop calendar for Christmas. Yesterday I had a brilliant idea. Usually I write my daily to-do list in a little notebook or on a scrap of paper. But after seeing the lovely emptiness of the back of a calendar page, I'm using those. Tear off yesterday's page, turn it over, write my list, and toss it at the end of the day.


Supposedly having a writing meeting this Saturday. Haven't heard confirmations from anyone though. Hopefully someone shows up.

1 comment:

  1. Mary, you are such an inspiration! I can't believe how much you've accomplished just since starting this blog.

    And I like your recycling idea for your to-do list. Very green. :)