1. Walk, keep up on crits, read at least 15 books- STRETCH GOAL: 20 books!- Walked. Crits: 1 Books finished this month so far: 1 unpublished, 2 published. Going to finish another one tomorrow, hopefully a couple more this week. With the dayjob being unusually busy lately, it’s cramped my reading speed.
(Many others started but not finished reading for the internship. Tis the life of slush!).
Loving the internship, thus far. I’m not QUITE busy enough yet with it, though, so if anyone has things they want looked over/critted, especially broad stroke crits, let me know. I can basically stop reading the submissions at any point, if I don’t like them, which is nice. I’ll give every book at least 25%. If it can’t catch my interest in 25%, it’s not well written enough. Frankly, well written trumps basically every other aspect when you’re talking agents. It’s absolutely key to making all the other things work. Bear in mind, an agent wants you for the long haul. They might work with you over 2, 3, even 5 books before you ever GET a book published. They have to feel your writing is worth the effort. There’s a lot of “Not quites” happening. I swear there must be some gems waiting though!
2. Finish up January’s OWM story and pick my next prompt. STRETCH GOAL: Work on that prompt too!: My January story went up Friday. I still need to pick my prompt for the next batch. We’ll see. My offline BFF gave me an idea tonight, but it might be too silly. Which… I might do on purpose, just to see what happens.
3. Get another chapter written or revised in one of my active projects. STRETCH GOAL: 2 chapters.