¡Ay, caramba! It’s been a long time since I’ve posted any writing updates. I’m excited to be back to a regular writing routine.
I usually set some goals at the start of the year, but skipped it this past January. I had only two goals in mind: to finish what I started last year, and find a writing mentor (or few).
I came out of last year uncertain about my writing, and unsure what to do with the conflicting feedback I had received, so I really wanted an experienced hand to tell me the truth – a mentor. I ended up with pages and pages of useful feedback from Viable Paradise. I sorely needed that. The experience wasn’t as harrowing as it could have been, because no feedback could be worse than what I was already thinking (I was sure at the time I’d been accepted out of pity). Writers are an insecure bunch sometimes, and I am no exception.
The toughest part of being home again has been figuring out what I want to work on next, but I think I finally have a plan for the rest of 2012:
- Edit and submit the short story I wrote at VP.
- Finish a first draft of “The Golden Thread” ~ est. 3 weeks to completion.
- Do a final edit of “The Book of Day” ~ 30 chapters… can I do it in 30 days?
- Figure out how to write a proper query letter, synopsis, and all that jazz.
What are your plans for the rest of 2012? Anyone doing NaNoWriMo? I will not be participating but I’ll cheer you on 🙂