It is technically the start of year 2 in the 10 year 10 novel plan.
I won’t say I’ve failed so far. While 2008 didn’t entirely go as planned, I did manage to get more writing done than ever before in my life. On various projects I’ve written over 150k words this year counting editing and rewrites. I hope to double that this year.
2009 will hopefully look like this:
I’ve submitted the first three chapters of Casimir Hypogean and Bladebearer to the writing workshop at Norwescon. This will be my first non college work-shopping experience.
I’ve edited and polished my two submissions for Clarion West and have only to format and send them in. If I get in, awesome. If not, at least I tried.
I’m going to finish the rough draft of Chwedl, edit it, and prepare a synopsis and query for it. This will officially be my first of the 10. Actually selling the novel or getting an agent is out of my hands, but my goal is to begin the process and not give up until I get there (which might take years, I accept that).
I’m going to finish Casimir Hypogean this year, at least the rough draft.
I’m going to write 5 more short stories.
I’m going to find homes for the 6 short stories I already have that I think are marketable.
I’m going to finish and polish A Prince Called Courage and set the novella aside until I can find a market for it.
These are my goals for 2009. Perhaps ambitious, but I don’t feel they are unreasonable.
Happy New Year!