When I think about all I can anticipate in 2013, I get really excited! One of the major advantages to taking part in something like A Round of Words in 80 Days — the writing challenge that knows you have a life — is the quarterly re-assessing of goals.
It’s a bright and shiny new year…but my goals seem pretty darn similar to the ones I had for the fall. Um. Yeah. They’re exactly the same, but with one addition. I made plenty of progress in the fall, but publishing a novel takes a LOT of work. I try to keep it in perspective. Since I plan to be writing for the next fifty years if I have anything to say about it, eighteen months is nothing in the scheme of things.
2) Revise Flight, the third Children of the Sidhe novella — I’ve been through my draft on paper, and once Queen Witch is out I need to spend at least an hour twice a week revising this baby so I can publish it this spring.
3) Write an average of 500 words per day on the second Foulweather Twins novel — that should add up to 40,000 words during the round, and since I already have about 8,000 words written that will put me close to finishing the first draft.