Wednesday, January 7, 2015

January's IWSG post

So here is my monthly post, thanks to the Insecure Writer's Support Group
I can't believe it's 2015. My stomach is doing flip-flops over it! Part of me is really excited, but the rest of me is paralyzed with fear. Why, you may ask? Because I declared this to be the year that something happens with my story. Here's why:

Last November I completed a major overhaul of my manuscript. Then during the month of December I went back with fine-tuning it. I combined two scenes, gave some secondary characters more humor, tightened up some suspense, and tied up plot holes that needed it. My target was to finish by the new year and I sort of did: January 3rd. Now I have a draft that is ready for critiquing again. That's exciting and scary!

I'm looking for the push I need to get this thing rolling, and I think I found it. The American Night Writer's Association is a group of LDS women who write. I recently joined up with them and suddenly found myself as secretary for my local chapter. What a great way to get involved! Tomorrow is our first online meeting for the year, and I'm excited to be a part of it. New writing friends and new energy to start a new year.  Things are looking up.

My 2015 goals: If I declare them, then I must make them so!
1. Get Doorway Back to Forever: Believe critiqued, edited, and published. Wow. I said it.
2. Outline DBF: Trust, bang out the first draft in February (my self-proclaimed NaNoWriMo), revise and revise till I can get it critiqued.
3. Outline the rest of the series.
4. Go to a writer's conference...somewhere...!
5. Get online active with exposure
6. Keep myself from going insane!

It will be wonderful to see how many of these I can accomplish. Time will tell. Thanks for reading.


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