As I mentioned before, I’m now going to concentrate on completing my fantasy novel, City of Djinn. My plan is to get it to a near publishable standard (i.e. something I’d send off to agents and publishers) by the end of 2012. This is perfectly achievable with a bit of application. Cough..I have a lot of that obviously…
My provisional timetable looks something like this.
By end January 2012 – have completed the first draft. I need to write about another 50,000 words so it’s like doing another nanowrimo in January.
By end May 2012 – have completed the second draft
June/July 2012 – Have some willing guinea pigs read it over and give feedback
August – Dec 2012 – more edits, researching markets etc..
From 2013 – start sending it out to agents and publishers. Crack on with the next novel!
In between I plan to do other things such as attend a writer’s group, read more books on writing and editing novels and perhaps attend a short evening class if I can find an appropriate one.
So that’s the plan – you’re all welcome to badger me and poke me with (metaphorical) pointy sticks if it looks like I’m slacking.