As I collect agent information for querying and read over all the queryshark entries, here are some other things also in the works:
1. New WIP outlining!!
So obviously this is what I’d like to be doing most of all. I have a new book in mind (completely unrelated to the one I’m about ready to query), and good grief do I just want to spend all my time working on it. I don’t want to give much away since it’s still only in the outlining phase, but I will say that it has to do with lesser Gods.
2. Continue working on my query letter and synopsis copies. I’ll keep reading these over the next few weeks to make sure they are as ‘tight’ as I can get them.
3. Possibly make some additional changes to the final draft.
Some members of my writer’s group have given feedback, and there were a few things noted, though different things by different people. Hence the “possibly.” I’m torn on whether or not I want to make the changes, not because I don’t think they’d be an improvement, but mostly because I am just so ready to be finished with this thing. Until I hear feedback from an agent or editor, I might just let this thing sit as is. To quote a member of my group, “at some point the editing has to end.”
And he’s right. I will forever think of ways I can improve what I already have, but eventually I just have to say enough is enough and let this bastard go. So my top two priorities are still outlining and querying, and while I do both of those I’ll keep reading what my group has written too. One of us needs to get an agent before year end!