ROW80 Goals for Feb 29-March 6:
1. Edit Rivers of Stone. Steadily working on Section 04, 7 out of 7 days for this week. What is especially pleasing is that each day I've made real progress, chapter by chapter, scene by scene. Sometimes the revisions are fueled by research, sometimes I end up deleting a scene that no longer fits my understanding of the characters. Rather like finding my way in a maze, the story slowly tightens and surprises await for my characters and me.
For the coming week, my writing goals will be to write 5 out of 7 days, allowing for a travel day and recovery time. And that's it . . . except:
2. Attend Thursday's Spokane Authors group.
3. Write just one indie review.
4. Read & comment on what others have posted for ROW80.
5. Do one action step related to marketing.
6. Draft article for The Country Register.
Today's question: Our local authors' group will talk this week about whether indie authors need an agent. As a self-published author, I feel intensely independent, but Michelle Brower of Folio Literary Management recently said in an article: "If a book has 250 reviews with 4 and 5 stars, and 70,000 in sales, this author has a lot of promise." This is so far from my goals, I can't even begin to imagine how an agent could be helpful. Maybe we need to start with a definition of what an indie author is . . . What's your take?
Meanwhile may your week ahead bring you good words, insights, and celebrations!
|Curlew seeking safe haven|
on Mustang Island (February 2016)