Gather scattered notes, snippets of story, etc, into one massive document. TODAY. RIGHT NOW. Stop blogging, Alicia and do it.
Research: complete timeline
421-end of Thucydides by 9/1/11
Write each personâ€™s story (snowflake)
Look at overall arc, etc. Fix.
Start at beginning and make sure every single thing works w completed ending. delete excess. find holes.
fix/review as a whole
other readers: Mom, Dad, friend, brother-in-law who expressed interestâ€¦
have a one sentence â€œwhat is this book aboutâ€ elevator speech prepared so they understand what the book is about, what theyâ€™re getting into.
make reading instructionsâ€“what to look for, what to mark, etc.
post on twitter, facebook, family website, and in emails that Iâ€™m looking for readersâ€¦
review comments, make changes
find an editor (Melâ€™s network?, former coworkers from my old copyeditor job?)
cover design,Â page design
ebook (kindle, nook, etc) publish
print (createspace) publish
query (publishers and agents)
how to write a query letter
write a letter
who to send it to
Mormon Mafia mailing
Gauntlet mailing (throw down the gauntlet to those writers i admireâ€¦)
bookrooster reviews? or similar service
ARCs to reviewers/bloggers
blog book tour
Admittedly, itâ€™s the section Iâ€™m in nowâ€“the actual writingâ€“that is the most vague, and therefore more challenging to actually accomplish, but it is more concrete in my head.
What do you think I should add or change?