It’s writing update time!!!!!
I’ve settled into my new apartment and gotten back into the swing of writing. As I mentioned a couple of weeks ago, I have started working on Ahlam Warsi: Private Detective. This book will follow the story of Ahlam Warsi’s first year living in London after she moves to the big city for her new job at a private investigation firm. I started it a year ago while I was studying abroad in London. I wrote the first two chapters and it has been sitting still since then. But no longer!
To encourage myself to write, I have set up a timeline. It is a tentative because I have no idea how long the revision and editing process will actually take. However, I’m hopeful that I can stick with it. I’ve already been able to keep up with a relatively daily writing schedule and that schedule puts me on track to, at the very least, finish my rough draft on time.
— Finish the first draft
— Start researching for revisions / writing break
— Start revisions
— Open call for beta readers
— Distribute draft to beta readers
— Continue revisions
— Finish query letter
— Finalize draft
— Begin submissions
Any suggestions or comments on my timeline are welcome. I have never fully finished a book for publication before, so my times could be all off. That’s part of what makes this an adventure!
Until next time!