So, here is my progress report along with my adjusted goals.
- Edit and submit my two category romance WIPs to Harlequin/Mills & Boon, then work my way down the publisher list if HM&B rejects me. The editing process itself will involve pushing both WIPs through a modified version of Donald Maass's Breakout Novel checklist. After reviewing the first WIP earmarked for HM&B, I realized it needs a complete rewrite. Booo!
- Write the first draft (about 100K words) of my novel. There should be enough time left in the year to start edits as well. Pushed to the back burner. I want to have two category romances submission-ready (one submitted, one on deck) before diving into this project.
- Research agents and make a list of at least 50 target agents. Pushed to the back burner.
How are your 2012 goals going, writing and otherwise? I'll check back in with another progress report at the end of June.