Someone in my extended writing tribe started a blog to track his writing projects for the year using mountain climbing as a metaphor. I thought it was a neat idea, and the part where he identified the projects he was going to work on to reach his particular word counts/ mountain heights resonated with me.
Now I have numerous lists of various works-in-progress at various stages, but I decided to drafted a new list of all the writing projects I was interested in working on and thought I could make real progress on this year. While I’m not dedicating an entire blog to my goals like Dave is, I am posting my list here so I can a) use it as a touchstone during the year and b) have outside accountability – because if I tell you, my fine readers, what I intend to work on, then there is a chance someone will ask how it’s going, aside from the nagging voice of guilt that has camped out in my mind.
- listen to Writing Excuses 10.1, do the homework [do all of Writing Excuses Master Class exercises for 2015, post on CrushedMuffin]
- review critique notes from Whatever It Takes [~3150 words, urban fantasy(?)] , edit and try to find a home for it
- try to find a place to submit Sam, Unrequited [identify genre (psychological horror?), ~6,555 words] (Clarkesworld?)
- Devil’s Daughter – [urban fantasy novel] figure out character/plot a bit more (or just discovery write)
- Devil’s Daughter world based short story for Baen Fantasy contest (?)
- Foxglove and Queen Anne’s Lace– write second draft from outline [YA urban fantasy novel]
- Divine Madness – outline draft two (three, whatever) and write it [Epic/ Quest Fantasy novel]
- time travel story – outline, determine length, write [science fiction]
- The First Line prompts ? – evaluate if I want to write and submit
- Snow White retelling – outline for novel length [currently ~12,000 words, non-genre fiction, working title The Redford Reflection]
- Post a piece of fiction each Wednesday on Presumed Human; try for new stories, not just posting old work as much as possible
- Participate in Alissa’s Finish That Thought contests as inspired (possible fodder for item 11)
- Participate in Chuck Wendig’s Friday Flash Fiction Challenge as inspired (possible fodder for item 11)