I’m still playing catch up from my days out of town, so you can imagine the harried state I’ve been in the past few days. Blogs to write, to read and comment on, not to mention those little things called editing and writing.
Organization isn’t my forte (at ALL), but I’m learning. I decided the best way to tackle things this week was to take my critique partner (Catie Rhodes) advice and make a list. I figure short term goals would make things seem less overwhelming!
So by Sunday check in, my goals are the following:
1) Do another run through of my completed MS Into The Dark looking for suspense elements. My focus is on shorter sentences and tighter dialogue. I’m about halfway through so I think this is an attainable goal.
2) Continue to research e-publishers and agents. Add at least three of each to my spreadsheet.
3) Read the next set of pages my crit partner has sent me.
4) Write 500 words on The Prophet. I’d like to do more, but with my query deadline sneaking up on me, I’m focusing on Into The Dark.
5) Have a great Thriller Thursday post (it’s going to be a Halloween Special) and stay up to date on the blogs I follow as well as add two new ones from the Row80 link up.
There have been some great blog posts this past week, and I wanted to share some of my favorites with you.
Drafting vs. Outline by Cynthia Robertson. Cynthia’s post had one of the best points I’ve heard in a long time: what some people call outlines are what others call first drafts.
The Hands-Free Drink Holder by Natalie Hartford. The queen of crazy stuff has an awesome gadget this week.
Louise Ure posts on Murderati about Park Bench Conversations—a fantastic post about conversations that inspire great characters.
Jami Gold tackles the social media numbers game and pressure cooker in her great postThe Insanity Behind The Pressure To Have Numbers.
How’s your Row80 week going? Do you have any organization tips or great links to share?