So out of curiosity, I looked at midnight to see what the stats were for the A-Z challenge. I was horrid about commenting on them all, but thank you all for the comments. Makes me feel less like I’m shouting into the wind!
Which segues perfectly into my planned post!
I have, I think, doable goals for this round of #Writemotivation.
Finish Keep on edits on TH.- First pass is already done. Need beta feedback, incorporating that, and then hashing out any sticking points with KT. This pends on others getting back to me, though, so I am modifying it slightly from what I originally submitted. I will count this successful as long as at the end of the month, I have gone through whatever feedback I’ve managed to gather, and edited based on that.
2. Decide if it gets to be queried or not: If yes, query.– I have never queried a novel. I’ve only once sent out a short story (which was picked up the only place I sent it to, and I pulled after 3 years because it wasn’t selling). This is utterly frightening. But I’m trying to be objective about this story. And I already know who I’m sending it to first. 😉
3. Keep up with critiques.- I have one that’s a first read, one that’s just making sure that the tweaks she’s making do what they’re supposed to. Not bad at all. I maaaay be persuaded to do more crits, after these are done. If it sounds like something I want to read.
4. Work on turning SW into novel form from script.– SW was a Script Frenzy project of mine several years ago. E read it then, and loved it. I set it aside, and didn’t go back to it. A couple of weeks ago, I was looking at it again, and the strangest thing happened. I actually still liked it! Normally, I read my old projects, and either cringe or shrug, at best. This one has a lot of humor, could definitely be a YA novel, and with a little work, could very easily be something I’d be proud to query. If I don’t query TH, I’m writing this one out and querying it instead. Even if I do query TH, I’m still novelizing this one. I did the first chapter, and E and KT both adored it. That says something, as KT normally dislikes most of the first person styles that I like to read. So when she actually likes it, that means it’s good. 😛 I’m more excited about this story than I have been in ages. I’m not setting a specific word or chapter count for this month, as I want this done right rather than fast.
May promises to be an interesting month. Several things, offline, are up in the air. There’s at least 2 days where I know I’m going to be out of the house most of the day. If I’m lucky, the stupid condo will be done. Pretty please, universe? I want my writing corner!
Are you #Writemotivation-ated yet? Get motivated! Get it DONE!