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Pilot: Deborah Steinberg
Share your dreams, plan your next step, and find helpers.

MY BIG REALLY GOAL

“Before I die I want to publish a hit series of sci-fi novels.

“And this year I will find a publisher for the first novel in the series.

WHY

During childhood, these types of books were my lifeline. Authors like Ursula K. Le Guin and Madeline L'Engle made me want to become a writer, and I've been working at it ever since. I've been publishing ... see more

HELPERS

  • David Delp
  • NEXT STEPS (DO)

  • 1. Submit excerpts for publication. Help
  • 2. Make more connections with writers, agents, and publishers Help

HOW'S IT GOING?

  • Deborah completed step: make list of potential authors to blurb/review/consult with

    5 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Query 7 agents from shortlist (by end of 2014).

    5 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Revise query letter.

    5 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Revise summary to reflect mss. changes.

    5 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Send current draft to Emily for review.

    5 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Read and edit current revision.

    5 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Print current draft.

    5 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Finish current revision (Draft 4).

    5 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Read excerpts at public readings (three readings already booked for the coming months).

    5 years ago
  • David Aw, bug in the system, a meant you are totally kicking toosh! These are great goals, too. #4 could use a finishing point: "Contact 5 agents," for example.

    6 years ago
  • David You are totally kicking to

    6 years ago
  • Deborah Also, read an excerpt at a reading in July and it was published in a chapbook for the reading series!

    6 years ago
  • Deborah Good points, David! I've modified those next steps.

    6 years ago
  • David Hey!!! Congratulations! Hmmm "Publish excerpts" is that really in your control? A next step might be, "Schedule a public reading."

    6 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Write 2-page synopsis.

    6 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: Write agent query letter.

    6 years ago
  • Deborah Definitely have a lot more clarity about the project. Plan to do one more revision then send it to a list of 7 agents this fall.

    6 years ago
  • Deborah Thanks for checking in - I've been busy on this the last few months and just checked off a bunch of steps I've completed!

    6 years ago
  • Deborah Hi David!

    6 years ago
  • Deborah completed step: write full book proposal

    6 years ago