I have finally gotten around to some serious revisions, which are making me feel better while not shortening my book yet. I'm trying, I swear!
I have started out the year well in terms of writing. First was one of my perennial writing traditions with Katey. We usually have writing contests that determine things like whether or not she has to watch the Red Sox in the playoffs or whether or not I have to watch Fullmetal Alchemist. For two people who do so much 'competitive' writing, we aren't all that competitive away from writing/Scrabble. It's amusing. But last year, we gave each other challenges to be written by the end of January 1. We did that again this year and it was quite fun.
As I've mentioned before, I have a long history in fanfic and it keeps my creative juices flowing while I'm slogging through revisions. I've been working more on fanfic, since it's been a neglected stress relief for me.
First real order of business for this year is to finish one full course of revisions. Next, I need to get Writers Market 2011 and start trolling for more agents to query. I'm doing that already (trolling, not getting the book), but I need to do it more effectively.
RR keeps pestering me for book 2 and I'm going to take my vague outline and write the synopsis out as I did two years ago with book 1. It should give me an idea of what needs to be set up or eliminated. I also want to get some of my pre-formed ideas down on paper while they're still fresh in my mind.