I've passed 400 followers! Holy freak! I never thought I'd have so many writer friends! I heart you guys SO much!! :D
I just wanted to say thank you. You guys are the reason I blog. You always have the sweetest comments and are SO supportive. I heart you. I really do. I've made some amazing AMAZING writers through my little old blog this year. I feel so lucky to have so many friends that are going through the same things I am in my writing journey. You guys are all so awesome and I'm excited to see what the next year brings for all of us! :)
I wish I could have a huge giveaway or something, but I have no idea what I'd do. I'm a little short on funds for a book or something right now, but I'll definitely have more giveaways like that in the future. I'll think about what I want to do. I have to do something. It's a celebration for crying out loud! Any suggestions?
Anyway, today I wanted to talk a little about goals. I don't normally post on Wednesdays, but I'm breaking my own rules and doing it anyway. :P I've made a few goals this week. And I've decided I'm going to lay my goals out there for you guys to see so I'll actually do them! lol
So, my first one: Finish my first draft of INBETWEEN. I'm at 39,000 words right now and want to be finished by the end of September. That gives me a few weeks. I think I can do it. I want to send it to betas in October, revise and edit when I get their comments back and have it all polished and ready to send to my agent in November. And then I'll most likely have more revisions. Which is fine. That's what agents do! ;) Think I can do it? I hope I can. :P
Also, I have two Dystopians I'm dying to write. I have to decide between them. I may have to ask you guys for your opinions. They are both so different, yet I'm having a hard time figuring out which one I want to work on next. I have one of them outlined ... or as much of an outline that I'm able to do since I'm a total pantser. The other I have outlined in my head. If that makes sense. Anyway. I definitely want to work on one of those when I'm done with my first draft of INBETWEEN. I always have to be writing something if I'm editing something else. Once I decide, which hopefully will be soon, I want to at least start on it by November and be finished with the first draft by January.
I'm a pretty fast drafter, so I'm hoping I'll be able to do it!
So, what are your goals? Long term? Short term? Hit me with them!