Goals for June 2012:
1: Complete first draft of NEVERLOVE by mid June. Mid June has come and gone but not too far gone. I'm within about three chapters of The End. May be off of this goal about a week.
2. Begin revisions of MINGLED. Started going through some of the notes I've received. Especially keen on beginning this so NEVERLOVE first draft end will begin revision city for MINGLED.
3: Post 3 blogs a week, at least 3 to 4 during the month for the 2012 Debut Author Challenge. Done and done. I'm so glad everyone enjoyed my little change up, doing a review for a MG read. The next one will be a YA read.
4: Read 3 books. Two done, one to go...also part of the reason I didn't quite write as much :-)
5: Comment to other blogs, at least 20 to 25 a week. Done. I hope to visit and comment to more.
Seventeen-year-old Abigail Bishop embraced the Goth girl look. Perfect mask to hide the bruises and late nights spent in tears after her father’s unwanted visits. When his twisted display of love went too far, stripping away the last of her innocence, she sought a final end to the pain. Death was too busy to answer her plea and life had other plans.
Failing to take her life angered Abigail. The thought of facing her father again? Unbearable. Fortune smiled upon her through a priest named Father Quanon, who offered a second chance at life: safely guide lost souls through the Withers so they may reach The Gates and be judged. Abigail gladly accepted her new role as a Cleanser, an agent of heaven, though it cost her family and a future without attachments. Love, in particular, was forbidden. Just fine with Abigail, until Basil Hines entered her favorite haunt. Their connection transcended the bounds of friendship the moment they drank in the scents of each other’s souls, a frightening thing for Basil, a servant of Drakar, the master of hell. Basil served as a Harvestor, enemy to all heaven stood for. Love was not an option for him either. Secrets became a must. The fault in their love cracked wide open when both were unmasked doing their duties, one protecting souls, the other stealing them.
Yeah. Very rough lol!! But have you used a query to help you during your writing process? Do you prefer writing a query before or after writing the first draft?