First of all my goal for 2009 was to finish the first draft of my WIP. I finished the first draft at 9:00 PM on New Years eve. Three hours early, that’s good for me.
I started doing a monthly newsletter in September and did one for each following month of 2009. For 2010 I want to send out a newsletter each month.
In June of 2009 I created Blog sites for the four main characters of my book. In the last 7 months of 2008 I posted 18 blogs entries, or about 2 per month. In 2010 I want to post at least on entry per week.
I was inspired my Christine’s flogging. By March I want to have submitted my first 16 lines for a flogging. I’m not sure I can do any better than most of the people who get flogged there, and I have to admit I’m a little fearful to try, but it seems like a first good step to get ready to send my WIP to an editor, where I’m sure they’ll flog the whole thing.
My WIP has very short chapters. 108 chapters of about 1050 words each (133,00 words total). I’ve created a check list from the things I learned from The Fire In Fiction. I want to do a revision of four chapters a week, or all of them by the end of June.
What’s the point, Outer turn, Inner turn, Concise dialog, First Line, Last line, Micro tension, Building storm.
Read the two books I received for my birthday on revisions and getting published by June so I will know how to do the second revision and start on the road to getting published.