Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Mid-Month Goal Update

1) Finish the revision. I might be able to do this today-- the edits needed on the last 13% of the book are very light.

2) Spellcheck the MS.

3) Send it to my beta swap partner.

4) Work on my query. I have a draft of one, but I know it will need a lot of work. Queries are a bitch.

5) Give feedback to ~30 queries posted on Absolute Write.--in progress. I've done 16 queries so far. I think I'm adjusting this goal to ~20.

6) Submit my own query for feedback, and revise accordingly. --in progress. I've made notes on all the feedback I got, and am halfway through revising it. I hope to be done with it tomorrow. Then I'll post the revision for more feedback, and probably fiddle with it a little more before calling it done.

7) Write a synopsis. UGH. I probably need two versions of this, since some agents want 1 page and some will give you up to 3. --in progress. I've done exercises to create an outline for the long version, and for the short version I'm following the template I used for the short version of the TOB synopsis. Short version is about 1/3 done; long version is about 1/10 done. My goal is to have both versions done by Monday.

8) Make changes to Mender as needed based on beta swap partner feedback.--planning to start this Monday. I've gotten the feedback from my swap partner and read through her e-mail of general comments. The meat of her feedback is in the in-text comments, though. Today I sent the most recent version of the MS to be printed so I can make notes on a hard copy.

1 comment:

  1. You're seriously rocking it. If there's anything else I can help with, let me know!