|From Bess Weatherby|
The rules for this blogfest are easy. Just post what your WIP looks like and what your writing goals are for the summer! The idea is a good one. Having goals really helps me focus. So without further stalling for time...
1. Finish first draft current WIP. I'm at ~30K and expect to add another 30K--at least.
2. Do the first draft sweep. By that I mean go through the above WIP and flesh out areas I kind of skipped over.
3. Analyze the WIP with a scene by scene breakdown. This is usually when I cut stuff and really analyze the plot. Is it going the way I want it to? Are the characters actually developing and not just "reading lines"? I know most people do this before they write the book. But I'm a pantser!
4. Grammar and word check! That's always a painful experience. I go through it line by line for overused words. 'Just' is the worst offender, but some, so and really tend to appear all too often.
5. Read aloud. This usually takes the longest, but I should be able to get through it by the end of summer. I think.
6. Send it out for critiques! I hope my friends will be patient with me...
7. Go back to my last WIP and rewrite! Add that storyline I always meant to. Then ship it out for more critiques/beta reading, which it sorely needs.
8. Try to visit and comment on blogs more. I don't like to comment unless I have something interesting to say. So I guess I'll have to think up more interesting things!
So, what do you think? Are my goals reasonable? I'm alternating between "You'll never get it done" and "Is that all you're going to do?"
I'll be sure to visit the other participants! Thanks for dropping by!