So I’m more than halfway done with the novel, I’ve got one class left in my creative writing class, and the year is coming to a close. I’ve learned so much in the past couple months that I have to break them up into separate posts.
But today I thought I’d simply post my goals for this month. I’ve done this in the past with varying degrees of success. But I feel confident enough — and driven enough — to post my goals for this month.
The first is easy enough. I’m finishing the book I started last month. It’s coming along. It’s almost like a souffle. I don’t want to say it too loud for fear I’ll deflate it. But I’m trucking along, and I hope to finish it before Christmas.
The second one is one I’ve been talking about forever it seems. But I will finish the revisions of my scifi novella and put together the graphic novel proposal for my brother, the fabulous artist, to read and consider.
Finally, I’d like to get a couple of new short stories written. I was surprised at how many short stories I was able to write last month while NaNoWriMo was going on, and I want to keep up the momentum…though at some point I’ll have to start revising and submitting.
So I’ll add that in. I will submit for publication at least two pieces.
There ya go. Feel free to publicly flog me if I goof off and wander off track. And I would love to hear other people’s goals. I know you’re out there, plugging away industriously.
I’ll be posting more stuff on the creative writing process as I go along, as well as some humor pieces I’ve been working on. Gotta change it up a bit here and there.
Anyway, pardon my brevity. I gotta get back to the novel. This is NaNoWriMo Part 2. <G>