Well, I started reading through it a little before Thanksgiving, and I'm happy to report that I was able to keep 37K of it! That stuff is still really rough, but the ideas are good and the character actions still fit in with who they are at the end of book one. I wrote a new beginning, and I now have a better planned goal for the second book in my series. All in all, I feel better prepared to sit down and finish this draft than I did a month ago.
Now I just need to fill in some gaps, switch from 1st person to 3rd, and finish the story. Then I'll be ready to let some of my early readers give me some feedback.
Okay, on to concrete goals!
Last Week's Goals:
1. Continue the good exercise habits I've started by going to the gym and watching what I eat.
2. Fill in the gaps between the new start of Search for Knowledge and the salvaged section. This should equate to two or three chapters.
3. Write 4 more of the guest blogs I've planned for my tour in addition to the ones I've started. I currently have six of them completed and six in draft form. That means I should have 16 completed by next Thursday.