A new calendar with tidy rows of blank squares just waiting for my pen–there’s nothing like the turn of a new year! I’ve been busy for a while filling those squares with post topics, thoughts for videos, and other interesting ideas. I’m eager to make this site even better in the coming year, and of course I’d love to hear from you about what you’d like to see. Contact me.
My Writing Site Goals
Live: This month we’ll take a look at an active writing lifestyle in the form of conferences, retreats, literary events, and research trips. We’ll also do a little soul searching to make sure we’re on track for the best writing life possible for our individual needs.
Write: I’ll conclude my Plotting a Novel in Three Acts blog series, and then delve into scene writing, storyline, characterization, and creativity.
Breathe: We’ll touch on time management, margin, self-care, and more.
My Writing Goals
This year I’m hoping to write a total of 240,000 words, God willing. I’d like to attain that despite starting the year with a minor health concern that led to a major reaction to a medication. This has not been fun, and I’ve lost valuable work time right when the year and my enthusiasm were their freshest. I also was in the middle of the book launch for Wayfarer, book two of my epic fantasy trilogy, Tales of Faeraven. We’ll see if I can regain my momentum.
Anyway, without further ado, here are my writing production goals for 2014.
DawnKing (Tales of Faeraven3): Complete the final 5,000 words of the novel, edit, and submit to my publisher.
Elf Seeyer: Complete the final 10,000 words of the novella and self-publish it. This will be a freebie for subscribers to my website.
Edit the sample chapters for a romantic suspense novel.
Write Deceptive Tide, an Islands of Intrigue: San Juans novel, written: 65,000 words.
Complete a top-secret project as a resource to writers: 50,000 words.
Write the 80,000 word romantic suspense novel I wrote sample chapters to query my agent with.
Write the proposal and sample chapters for a new fantasy series: 15,000 words.
Write a 10,000-word sweet romance.
We’ll take a look at these goals periodically through the year. I hope you’ll leave your own in the comments so we can assess our progress together.
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