Happy New Year!
Just as I’m sure everyone else is doing, today I’m evaluating where I am in my writing career. And where I’d like to be. We have so many opportunities these days and so many things to distract us. Insert internet for both of those. I’ve taken some great classes and joined a very helpful crit group, but I’m spending too much time reading rather than writing. I’m still in the sorting and prioritizing phase with my resolutions, but (nod to Oprah) this I know :
Order Debra Dixon’s Goal, Motivation and Conflict
Read the craft books I own
Review the remaining lessons of Warrior-Writer class
Select another continuing ed class
Refine list of agents to query
Participate in crit group
Take website class and polish website, esp home page.
And in actual writing …
Wildflowers and Winged Boys – Rewrite beginning to submit requested partial by mid-Jan. Apply new edit ideas from crit group
Passages – Finish the edits and submit to crit. Prepare query.
Conifer Curse – complete first draft
Courting the Pawn – apply new edit ideas from crit group
Enter my chapter contest – WRW’s Marlene.
Determine how much time and money to devote to other contests, verses querying.
To be continued … ( I have to get back to Passages’ chapter edits!)