Saturday, January 27, 2007
Yep, finally got to the end of the first draft of The Werewolf Whisperer! What a great feeling. To celebrate, I'm having my hubby take me out to dinner tonight (okay, so we were really going anyway, but now it's nice to have something to celebrate)
My plan is to let it sit while I revise Crystal Clear for a resubmission.
Wednesday, January 17, 2007
NOW I know why people dread it so. How in the world do you know what to leave in and what to take out to get a 30K document down to 1900 words????
I've taken my best shot at it and am firing it out to my Partners in Crime critique group tonight. We'll see what they say. . . then, tomorrow, it's back to finishing up the first draft.
Sunday, January 7, 2007
I've decided to finish The Were Whisperer (TWW) before revising CC. Although I have some good ideas of what to add to CC, I don't want to stop my momentum on TWW.
On another note, I just finished "attending" the online Cobblestone Press Historical Workshop. Wow! What a lot of information about the genre and the e-publishers. And the really great part is that I now have a critique partner!
I met Beverley during Avon Fanlit. She's just now completed the first draft of her sexy historical and I'm excited that I'll get to be part of helping her prepare the manuscript for her opportunity to pitch the manuscript to a Berkley editor. Go Beverley!
Wednesday, January 3, 2007
Goals for 2007:
- Write 500 words per day on the WIP (with 3 weeks of vacation, Christmas, Easter, & Summer)
- Write and submit for publication: 3 new novels or novellas
- Complete and submit for contests or publication: 2 to 3 short stories
- Convert Mary's Christmas Wish into a novella to submit for publication in time for the next holiday season.
- Attend a conference (either mystery or romance related)
As I also write short stories in the mystery/horror genre and have separate goals for them, I'm going to be a busy little author in the coming year! Will I achieve these goals? I sure do hope so!
So, what are your goals for 2007 and how do you plan on achieving them?