Monday, February 17, 2014

Writer Recharger: Update #2

Writer Recharge is a month-long motivational challenge to get you through the dreary February days with a little (or a lot!) of progress on your current WIP. For many of us, a little accountability goes a long way. Join in by posting your progress every Monday and linking it here, and don't forget to join in on Twitter with #WriterRecharge! Your hosts and cheerleaders: Katy UppermanAlison MillerElodie Nowodazkij, Sara Biren, and me. Learn more here.

Good news, everyone! I met my goals this week. I didn't think I would make it, but last night I finished up my read-through with notes. I can't believe I'm so close to the end of this book. I'm trying not to think about it, because if it does go anywhere, it's definitely set up for a sequel. Writing that sequel terrifies me.

I'm so thankful for all of you and your #WriterRecharge love. I've been following along, and it's kept me accountable to me goals, and of course I love writing with you guys.

Goal for this week is to work through the changes I marked and finish up revising my synopsis. I also need to refresh my agent list...but let's not get ahead of ourselves.

So here's where I am on my goals for the month:
  • Revise my query letter.
  • Read through my post-beta-edits draft.
  • Make any necessary changes.
  • Revise my synopsis.
  • Revise my query letter again.
  • And if all that gets done...
  • Query!
  • And start outlining book two, because Lord knows it's going to take some time.

How did you do on your goals this week?


  1. Well done on achieving your goals for the week, Liz!! Your post reminded me of some of the things I need to be doing while my ms is in the hands of Betas (not least of which is making my agent query list, and writing a first draft of a synopsis--urrrrggghhh!).

    All the best with your goals this week! :)

  2. HI,
    Sounds like your week was badass:-) Being close to the end is such a great feeling. I'm excited for you. I don't know if you subscribe or have ever subscribed to Publishers Marketplace but I would recommend getting a one month subscription and use it as a tool to make your agent list. It's very helpful and informative and gives more information than any book I've used to make my list (not that I have an agent yet). I'm using it now to fine tune my list and I'm surprised at how it's changing my perspective.
    Good luck with all your goals for next week.

  3. If you write MG or YA, the Literary Rambles blog has a great agent profile feature. I bookmarked a ton of them when I was putting together my agent lists:

    Great work on revising query letters. Queries are so tough!

  4. Go, Liz! You're making great strides! I've heard so many good things about your story - I cannot wait to see your book on a shelf one day and read it myself! Hope you have a great week!

  5. Way to go! You're amazing. :)

  6. woohoo! Keep it up! Good luck with rest of your revisions!

  7. Oooooh, awesome work! I have reading through my ms on my radar too. That's a huge deal, so bravo! Best of luck on the next steps!

  8. You're doing fabulously, Liz! You're SO CLOSE to querying! I bet you're thrilled. Best of luck crossing off goals in the next week. :-)

  9. I had a great week, but am really brainstorming the next book as you are. It's funny but as soon as I write the end I am full of energy to write another one! hope you have a stellar week!

  10. You´re doing GREAT!!! :-) Cheering you on for next week!

  11. Ahh, it's almost query time! Thrilling and terrifying. But I know you'll do great.

  12. Good job on making progress. Also, I cannot outline for anything so have fun with that :) Keep up the good work!

  13. Wow, lots of revising going on. Can't wait until I'm at that stage.