Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Working on goals for 2008

I don't really believe in New Years' resolutions, but of course I've been thinking about my writing for 2008. What do I want to do this year?

At this point I'm not setting any hard and fast goals, but here are a few ideas I have in mind:

  1. Completely finish my trilogy. It'll be three years in March I've been working on this thing, and I've been slacking at it the last few months because of moving again and sickness and frankly, because I've been having some fun writing short stories. The first draft of all three books is written. I just need to finish another readthrough on the second book and the first edit of the third book (which is mostly done other than a couple of chapters I added, and maybe another scene or two I'm thinking about adding).
  2. Write a novel? A single one? I'm not sure about this one. I've several ideas, but once I'm done with the trilogy, I'm thinking about taking a bit of break from writing novels, just for a few months or so.
  3. More short stories. I hadn't written hardly any short stories in so long that it was nice to get back to it. I'm revved up about my John Dee character especially, and I've several stories now with him ... one is already subbed, another is about ready and a third needs editing.

So, I'm kind of in limbo. I'm taking my time to see where I want to go and what I want to do. This might not be real productive, but I'm having fun with my writing at the moment, and that's important too.


cyn said...

good resolutions, ty!

my own :

1. query and get an agent if i can.

2. start on my second novel.

3. keep exercising and keeping aware of my eating.

happy 2008!

Howard von Darkmoor said...

"...but I'm having fun with my writing at the moment, and that's important too."

You dang well better believe it! I can hear the lightness in your voice, too.

Oh, did you catch the news? I guess I've already been announced as Assistant Managing Editor of FS. That Kelly sure moves fast when she wants to. I guess that makes my goals for 2008 rather simplified: simplify my life and do my best at what I do.

Ty Johnston said...

Congrats on the promotion! I can't think of anyone better suited and more worthy.

Does this mean I'll be getting slush to read from you, instead of from cw, once the antho is finished?

Howard von Darkmoor said...

That's cool of you to say, Ty, thank you very much. I shall definitely try to live up to that compliment.

Yes, I think so. She's already begun teaching me things, like website stuff, and once the antho is out my trip to head honcho will be greatly accelerated . . . or so she says ;)