Sometimes timing can't be more perfect. Just two days after I got back from Europe, my writer pals Ghenet and Gabi signed up for A Round of Words in 80 Days. Their goals inspired me to get organized and start karate-chopping my way back into it. So here are my goals for ROW80 - which I outlined dark and early this morning (the sun does not shine at 6am, apparently).
Oct 3-Nov 19 (weeks 1-7)
Organize revision notes (personal and from critique group)
Read story in 50-page chunks
Pull out dialogue and revise
Nov 20-Dec 3 (weeks 8-9)
Read through complete manuscript
Send to two Beta readers
Revise query letter / synopsis
Outline new project
Dec 4-Dec 22 (10-12)
Contact agents who requested pages from 2011 conferences and queries
Write 10k words of new project
To encourage accountability and build community, ROW80 goal updates are twice a week. I'll be checking in more than usual on my progress. Hopefully it will be fantastically positive, and not at all dismal. This girl loves a deadline. Here's to baby steps, Dr. Leo Marvin!!