Well, here we are, almost to the new year and I’m a bit behind on my (revised) goals for this year, which were to finish editing Sanguine (I’m on the second round) and finish Book One of The Other Mages trilogy. Eternal optimist that I am, I suppose they are still possible, with enough caffeine.
But that isn’t stopping me for setting my goals for next year:
As soon as Sanguine gets back from the beta readers I plan to make any final edits and get it formatted and turn it loose on the world.
I also plan to get The Other Mages trilogy finished, edited, formatted, and turned loose on the world.
I am going to finish the rough drafts of the rest of the books in The Academy of the Accord series if it kills me.
And I’m going to at least start the sequel to Song and Sword, with an eye toward releasing it early in 2015.
I think that’s enough for one year – probably more than enough, although I’m also pondering the possibility of a sequel to Sanguine.
My only real concern about the writing goals is that I sometimes struggle when switching between worlds, which is why I don’t usually try to both write and edit at the same time.
But with so much planned for next year I had better get good at doing both at once.
But those are just the writing goals: I also want to devote more time to other hobbies as well, so I have declared next year to be “The Year of Creativity.” Some friends are joining with me in a pledge to spend at least a little bit of time every day doing something creative. For me, that means not only writing, but doing something in addition to writing. (Although, in a pinch, writing will count, but I want to do something that has a more tangible result.)
I haven’t set any stitching goals (yet) but I think that finishing a few WiPs might not be a bad idea, as well as weeding out some of the charts that I know I’m never going to stitch.
And I would like to start crocheting again. (We have a huge stockpile of yarn that could be put to better use than taking up space: I want to crochet afghans and scarves and such and donate them.)
Not to mention all of the other hobbies I would like to do (like scrapbooking and card making) or learn to do (like jewelry making).
Writing is always going to be my main hobby though: I’m just happiest when I’m creating a story and I can’t ever seem to take a break from it for long.