I’m now working on the last two chapters of TRC. They’re complete rewrites. Now that I’m almost finished this draft I’m getting lazy. My imagination is at a standstill. I’m not feeling that wave of emotions that carry me through my writing. I’m not even CLOSE to completing TRC though! Here’s my plan outline for TRC:
– Complete this round of revision
– In the next round, focus on the minor characters (make her life’s story along with her role in Amanda’s life more consistant).
-In the next next round, focus on developing and adding more mature, witty dialogues. Also, make the character’s motivations more convincing.
-In the next next next round, edit grammar and typos. Watch out for historical inaccuracies. And get the phraseologies down pat.
-Send queries off the agents
As you can see, I am very far from ready. For t he writers out there, where are you at in your writing right now, how long have you been working on it, and how much longer do you think it will take before you query?
Write each scene down on three by five cards, that way if you need to restructure it, it’s all right there before you. Date it too to make sure the timeline works and you’re not taking too much time to get something done. Having your through line (what the story is about), keep it all tied in as close to that as possible. Let your characters tell you where to take the story…”
Hope this will be some help to you guys. I intend to do this just as soon as I get out of my lazy mode.