So far I have:
- Printed out the first 104 pages of the Manuscript ready for Wednesday. This is a short novel at 61k and that's nearly half of it.
- Located my red pens and a couple of folders to use.
- Tried and failed to locate my highlighters. I'll have to buy some - which likely means on Thursday with the hours I work.
- Realised an entire scene was missing from Chapter 18 and added it from the notebook. I won't get to chapter 18 until late July/early August, so it'll have time to rest anyway.
I hope that by doing this I will - by mid-August - have a much stronger manuscript. It can then rest again until October when I plan to use the exercises from the "Writing the Breakout Novel Workbook" to strengthen it some more. Then it can rest while I do NaNoWriMo in November before I go over it with the Self-Editing checklists again to check the stuff I added during October.
In early 2010 I'll be looking for critical readers. Volunteers welcome - even at this early stage.