2014 was a busy, productive year for me. It was also my (first) Year of No Fear, which went pretty well. I know I’m slightly late with this, but hey — better late than never, right?
So, first up: Year of No Fear. I did a review on the Turtleduck Press blog recently and rather than repeat myself, I will point you to that post here. In summary, I did pretty well. A lot got crossed of the list, and other things weren’t done. But overall, I’m happy with my progress and will be carrying it forward this year (*points to 2015 Manifesto above*). As always, you’re welcome to join me. *grin*
Okay, next up: 2014 goals. How did I do on them?
~Rewrite and revise Grave Touched by deadline (Sept/Oct – we’re not sure yet) ~It turned out to be January 1st and I’m happy to report that I’ve turned it in to my editor and am (*twitches*) waiting to hear what she thinks.
~Continue working on another draft of something (Flamebound is the top contender) if it doesn’t interfere with GT ~This did not happen as such. I ended up starting an erotica novella as part of my Year of No Fear, which is on the backburner for now, and also wrote a novella for a TDP anthology. So, yes, new drafts, but nothing from the revision pile yet.
~Continue the Flamebound revision (ties into the draft above) ~Not done for the above reasons. But I have been doing a massive amount of thinking about it and that is progress. *fierce look*
~Make some type of ruling on Survivor – when to work on it and COMMIT to it ~Yes! I’ve decided to poke at it on Sundays, which is what I did back in 2004 when I started the draft. I can probably handle another book on one day, and this gives it a separation so I don’t mess myself up. It’ll be slow, for now, but I hope to increase the pace sometime soon.
~Plan/plot/figure out Ever Touched ~ Eh, been working on this. I’m sure of a few things, but not of others. The main players have changed, however.
~Write more flash stories/poetry ~Done. Wrote 10 poems and edited 2 drafts. On flash – wrote and posted to TDP this year: Changeling, part 1: The Faerie Lights, Warped, The Contract, and The Penitent. More to come!
And now, finally, 2015 goals. I have so much I want to accomplish this year, but don’t want to put myself under too much pressure. So, here goes:
~Publish Grave Touched, pending approval, in May (tentative)
~Write Fireborn, Reaper Girl novella
~Figure out a plot for Ever Touched
~Start writing Ever Touched
~Poke at Survivor (my book, not the TV show) on Sundays
~Start rewrite of Flamebound
~Write 1 poem per week minimum
~Do something with darkroom
Annnd I’m stopping there, as that’s enough to wrap my head around. I’m hoping to do some of that writing stuff simultaneously so it doesn’t look so daunting…yeah, I will be busy!
Your turn! What are your goals for 2015?