Tuesday, December 26, 2017
writing goals 2018
On a Facebook group, someone asked what our writing goals are for 2018. Goals, not resolutions.
So, for the record, and to take a look back later;
I have two unfinished short horror novels. Both are halfway done - if I have my math correct and hit the projected wordcounts.
So, I want those finished next year.
I have a superhero/scifi novel planned. I want that one to reach 100K or more, so I can shop it to the bigger publishers.
I want to get that one written in 2018.
Because of the novel(s) focus, I will be minimal on short stories in 2018. Right now, I am only considering a handful for some specific open calls - which are all happening early in 2018 so I need to get them cranked out soon.
And that is all.
Stretch goals would include; a third short horror novel, and/or another 100K project (probably a fantasy/sword-&-sorcery.)
One person posted a wordcount goal instead of specific projects. I thought that was an interesting take. So, I'll add that. I don't think I could put out a million words like James Reasoner. I am going to say the year goal for fiction wordage is 250K. That will cover the two half-finished novels and a 100K novel with some room to spare for the short stories and some of the stretch goals.