I meant to post this on Friday, but then had my back go out on me and have been fighting off an infection (tis the season) and just went into survival mode for a few days.
Upcoming goals for my current WIP
Finish first draft by December 31, 2011 (a two week break from my job will really help with this one)
First plot hole, consistency, fix all the stuff that I changed to red font to indicate as crap revision by March 15, 2012
Make it beautiful revision by May 1, 2012
Somewhere in there I need to figure out what to expect in a pitch session (I need a book like I had when I was pregnant - you know, What to Expect when You're Expecting...something like that. Suggestions?)
I also need to put together a list of agents who represent the kind of thing I'm writing, do some research, visit all those places I haven't been to yet but that everyone says is amazing because I told myself I wasn't there.
I also have a story idea that keeps knocking on the door in my brain, wanting to come out, but I told it there was no room and it had to wait. Sure, I write down all the things it whispers through the windows because I think there is something good there, but I won't let it in. Not yet.
That will get me through the next six months pretty well. As always, I'm open to suggestions as to how these may be accomplished easier, lessons from those how know, etc.
What are your goals? How are you going to make them happen? What's the plan of attack?