Tuesday, February 12, 2008

T.T. and IEP

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: 89,788

pages: 395

chapters revised: 21/21 (draft 3)

Previous goals:

  • finish draft 3 of EotF - finally done  
  • one chapter critique - *embarrassed* will do extra this week to make up 
  • write new opening scene for EotF - pushed back a week  
  • Fantasy newsletter - submitted and will be going out this week :-)
  • website mailing - sent

Goals for next week:

  • write new opening scene for EotF
  • two chapter critiques 
  • new opening scene for EotF 
  • update website 
  • go to fantasy symposium. yay!


Last week we had an IEP (goal meeting) with B's teacher and therapists. He's doing very well. Last time they evaluated his goals (in November), his communication was 30% words and 70% gestures. Now he has completely reversed: 70% words, 30% gestures. Still no sentences, but his vocabulary is increasing every day, and he does attempt to imitate sentences when I read to him or someone is talking to him. School has been a great benefit to him. Because he's doing so well, we went to Toys 'R Us and bought him a bag of additional track for his Geo Trax train. He held onto that thing the whole time we walked around the store. :-)

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