So, that’s a third of the year gone. Gosh.
Three Things for April
April was about continuing work on Song and not a lot else.
- revise Song – start to turn this into a readable second draft.
- second read – this was the long pole for the month, basically. Last time I said this could easily occupy the whole month, and I was not far wrong on that. The reading itself was done after two weeks, but collecting the comments most of another fortnight.
- second pass revision plan – folding the comments I collected from the directed read into the revision plan is still under way, but the plan won’t be ready for another couple of days.
- start second pass revision – no work in April. This will occupy most of May for me.
- blog posts – wrote several posts, including the expected process posts and the Hard Things post. which I am quite proud of. I would still like to write my “manuscript to book” post, but that didn’t happen in April
- Coppersmith – I still don’t want this story to die, but I did nothing to keep it alive in April.
So, mixed. I think putting Coppersmith in the goals was a little silly.
Three Things for 2017
How are the annual goals going a third of the way through?
- finish A Turquoise Song – reasonable though not rapid progress. Still broadly on track to have this to readers in June.
- talk to some agents, aiming to obtain representation – no work this month, although I need to look at the pitch sessions at the WW conference.
- investigate publishing A New Dawn – no work, nothing on the horizon.
Song is still looking plausible for finishing the draft in May. Still happy about that.
Three Things for May
- revise Song – finish a readable second draft.
- second pass revision plan – finish collating comments from the directed read into a revision plan.
- second pass revision – I am optimistic I will get this finished in May.
- blog posts – continue with process posts. There’s not really much else I can bring myself to write about at the moment.
- Coppersmith – at least reread it, eh? This secondary writing goal suffers from my need to focus on a single thing at a time.
On we go.