May #WriteMotivation – Catalyst is COMPLETE!
Progress was made this week, and oh, is it sweet!
So, my May 2013 Goals:
1. Set Catalyst aside and NOT TOUCH IT.
I have now successfully reached the point where I *can* set it aside for a while! That’s right. On Saturday afternoon, I officially finished Catalyst. I’ve gone through 6 drafts in six months.
The ride has been insane, ya’ll.
Aside from hopefully at least one pitch appointment at OWFI, query 5 agents with Catalyst.
Eeeee, ready to start on this one this week! First things first, though – getting the “meat” of the query polished and ready to go, so I can just personalize each letter after that.
3. Draft 2-3 short stories (including flash fiction).
Erm… we’ll see. If I have time, I do have a prompt from Chuck Wendig’s latest flash fiction challenge. But that cannot be posted here. Not with who might read it.
4. Outline 1-2 new novels and start character charts
I’ve started brainstorming/outlining Undoing Book 2!
5. Get 5 reviews pre-written for the blog.
I know which reviews I’m writing… but for some of them, it requires watching movies/finishing books first. We’ll see how many I can knock out this week…
You want to know what else I did this week?
Tightened up my synopsis for Catalyst.
Wrote my submission email for QueryKombat.
Harvest a HUGE bunch of wild onions out of my front yard. Yes, my yard. I didn’t realize how many were there until I started pulling them up!
Bought 8 tomato & 4 pepper plants.
Weeded a 6′ x 4′ section in the garden – crabgrass SUCKS, ya’ll.
Planted 4 of the tomato plants before I nearly fell asleep IN the garden.
TOOK PICTURES OF GARDEN THINGS. Those will be forthcoming at a later date.
Watched the Once Upon a Time finale – predictable-ish, but STILL SO GOOD. (I’ve also come to realize that I will now be able to predict the plot to just about anything, because I’ve begun to think like that >_<. Last night, hubby asked if I could name a book where a plot twist had surprised me. I… couldn’t.)
Figured out some new ‘features’ I’m going to start implementing on my blog in the next month or so.