Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Marching On (or Springing Back?)

Tip of the Day: Like zombie books and literary fiction? You must read THE DEAD-TOSSED WAVES by Carrie Ryan!

Is it that time again already? By gum, it is! Time to see how I'm doing on my March goals as written in January:

March -- Complete first draft of SS

Oi. OK, I am so off track from where I thought I'd be -- yet in a good way! Since the end of February, I've been deep in revisions for an editor who requested them. Spot-on revision suggestions that have been improving my middle-grade novel, BAKE, so much.

On top of that, I don't think I'll get back to SS until fall. This spring and summer, after I turn in these BAKE revisions to my agent, I'll be first drafting PforF, a new idea that I got the agent thumbs up on.

So it's all good stuff. And it is interesting to see the direction my writing life is going compared to the way I thought it would be a mere three months ago.

What fun surprises have come up in your writing world this month?

Deena, Miss Subbing for Pubbing

1 comment:

Kate Fall said...

This is exactly why I resist goal lists and outlines. Of course they can be good things as long as you don't feel guilty when you change them.

I would've liked to have the first draft of my WIP done by August 1, but I'm realizing now that it will be a better novel if I take my time with it instead of setting an arbitrary date. So hurray for change and flexibility.