Research business of writing (decide if want to pursue traditional publisher or self publishing, check out some great workshops)
Commit to writing that story
Now here is where the rubber hits the road. Commit in a public manner that you will WRITE THAT STORY.
Find a way to get it done!
Create a way to write it...make an office or "your" place to write, get a computer or a cool notebook, decide on what program you'd like to write it in (Word, Scrivener, etc.) Take a picture and share it with us!
Complete your First Draft
BICHOK, baby! Get er done! We give this trophy to new authors upon the completion of their first draft of a novel (50,000 words or more).
take a fundamentals class
Take some fundamentals classes while you draft that first draft. You get 5 points per class! Take beginners classes in key areas (GMC, Plot, Point of View, Show versus Tell, Dialogue, Grammar review, etc.)
Know your Genre
Research the 'genre' that you'd like to gear your book towards example, Historical, has some "rules" to be followed
edit your draft
Edit your draft with all your new knowledge
Learn how to submit your story
Research publishers or agents that you acquire your genre of story, take classes about pitching, blurbs and synopses
Submit your story to a publisher or agent
Go ahead, you can do it!
Sell your story!
Get a contract of sale or sign with an agent
Research and take some social media workshops
Social Media Maven
Publish a website or blog, create a Facebook, Twitter, Google+ etc account
Edit your book with your publisher or agent
I've got a Book Cover
Post the beautiful cover for your book!
I've got a Release Date!
Post the expected release date
Hone your craft skills
Keep your writing skills up to date with intermediate and refresher-level classes
Host a Release party
Host a release party for your book on any social media site. Enlist your fellows Savvy Authors to help and promote promote promote!
Participate in a Release party
Help your fellow SavvyAuthors to promote their new book!
I'm a SavvyAuthor Instructor
Teach a class for SavvyAuthors and help your friends to improve their craft
YAY! I posted!
post your first post at SavvyAuthors!
I'm a SavvyAuthors Moderator!
One of the great SavvyAuthors Mods. People who have made a commitment to give back to this writing community. We LOVE you!
Join a Crit group
You've joined one of the SavvyAuthors' Crit teams! YAY!
Choose your way
Way to go! You've created a way for you to write (make an office, get a computer, commit to writing..etc)
Complete 2017 Summer Bootcamp
Did you sign up and make it to the end? If so you get this trophy!
Complete 2017 Summer Edit Camp
Did you finish two weeks of fun editing? Do you have a plan to edit your book. YAY! You Win!
I have lots to say!
You've posted 100 messages. I hope this took you more than a day!
I'm liked a lot. :)
Your messages have been liked 25 times.
A proud SavvySig member.
Join a Savvy Special Interest Group and have more fun!
Congratulations on your NEW BLOG! Woo Hoo!
Have a great day!
Become a Savvy Certified Critter
Particpate and pass the SavvyAuthors Critter Class!
You've got a book that is for sale! Add it to Our Authors Books and earn this trophy!
Start a Newsletter
One of the best ways for authors to stay connected with their readers is with a newsletter! Try it!
I'm Seriously Likeable!
Content you have posted has attracted 100 likes.
Dedicated to Savvy!
1,000 messages? Impressive!
Everyone LOVES you!
Your content has been liked 250 times.
Congratulations! You've updated your blog with new posts at least once a week for 6 months