Meanwhile, turns out the first half of the old synopsis I had can still be used. The last half is mostly for the garbage bin since the last half of the story has changed too much since the two-year old synopsis was written. Still, it's a good start and will help immensely. If all goes well, I might get this off in the mail this week after all and meet my weekly goal.
So how that we're a few days away from entering the last quarter of the year, how is everyone doing with their annual goals? I had a look at mine and realized, as usual, part way though the year my goals changed.
Here's what I had:
- Query agents
- Finish Brimstone by mid-year and send out proposals
- Outline and get first draft of Saving Grace done
- If not contracted by November, enter Brimstone in the Golden Heart.
So, not quite what I actually did. I am in the process of querying agents, and I did finish the first draft of Brimstone by mid-year and I got the rough draft of Saving Grace down, though more in premise/synopsis form rather than a scene by scene draft. I decided against the Golden Heart this year but I did enter Brimstone in The Emily.
So here's the plan for the rest of the year:
- Query agents
- Do final clean up of The Outlaw Bride
- Do second draft of Brimstone
As for next year, I'm already thinking on that. We are doing a Goals Idol for our last chapter session of the year to help us set our goals for next year and I need to think of what I want to accomplish and what I need to do to get there.
So what about everyone else? Did you come close to completing your goals?