So, I’ve reconstructed…

So, I've reconstructed the base manuscript, what I'm calling draft 3. This is just a status report, to see where I am on it all:

Bodies in Motion - manuscript draft 3

Part One - The Immigrants

  • Bodies in Motion - needs major revision in draft 4
  • Savitha - needs major revision in draft 4
  • Marry in Haste - send first draft to Katie and Francois
  • Lakshmi's Diary - done, submitting to short fiction markets
  • Acts of Faith - remind Katie, ask for opinion on first draft
  • Pieces of the Heart - done, submitting to short fiction markets
  • Other Cities - done, submitting to short fiction markets
  • The Princess in the Forest - needs major revision in draft 4

Part Two - Those Who Stayed

  • Seven Cups of Water - done, published in Aqua Erotica
  • Sister Mary - done, submitting to short fiction markets

Part Three - The Emigrants

  • A Gentle Man - done, published in Harpur Palate
  • The Emigrant - needs major revision in draft 4
  • Ashok's Story (unwritten) - write
  • Mangoes with Chili - send first draft to Katie and Francois
  • Tightness in the Chest - done, submitting to short fiction markets
  • Mint in Your Throat - remind Katie to look at it, comment on one voice or two
  • Challah (unwritten) - write
  • Minal in Winter - done, published in Sulekha

Part Four - Across the Water

  • Monsoon Day - done, submitting to short fiction markets
So that's where I am. We progress, slowly. But it's starting to really look like a book. For those I'm calling done above, they've mostly been going out to markets. But since I'm going to have to start over from scratch on submissions, since I lost my tracking sheet in the crash, I figure I'll give them all one quick clean-up pass before I send them out. I'm hoping to do that early next week, get all five of them back in the mail. Then the next urgent thing is to revise the four stories that are close, and get *those* in the mail. Then there are the four that I'll be getting responses from my advisor on, that'll need revision, and the two left to draft. I'm hoping to have a full draft finished by February 28th, so I can enter the manuscript in the AWP novel contest. That's the plan. Time to get to work.

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