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Writing Past and Future

I don't really make New Year's Eve resolutions anymore. I just keep on writing. I set my goals and keep on keeping on. This year, I met or exceeded every single one of my goals. Goals are a good thing to have.

Short Story Submissions
Goal: 12+
Actual: 22
Results: 8 acceptances, 11 rejections, 3 unknown.

New Short Stories Written
Goal: 12+
Actual: 14

New Novels/Novellas Written
Goal: 1+
Actual: 2 (One novella—sold, One novel—in edits)

New RPG Assignments Completed
Goal: 6+
Actual: 8

Let's see what was published this year:
  • Columns: 2 – Dice & Deadlines, The Making of an Anthology
  • Short stories: 9 – 2 reprints, 7 originals
  • Books: 1 – Shanghai Vampocalypse hard copy
  • Anthologies edited: 5 – Beauty Has Her Way, Human Tales, Beast Within 2, Space Tramps, Human for a Day.

  • Already on tap for publication in 2012:
  • Four short stories
  • One novella
  • Three PDF RPG settings
  • One RPG book
  • Two articles
  • One new column

  • Next year my writing goals a little different. I am shifting from short form writing to long form writing. What I want to do next year is to finish up the two RPG contracts I have, edit the novel I've written, stay on top of the non-fiction column I am writing for Apex Publications, and to write two or three novels in a series. Plus, I want to edit at least two anthologies.

    If I do all that, I will write between 250,000 and 300,000 words. We will see how far I get. I am a determined woman and you all know now I can get when I'm determined.


    ( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
    Dec. 31st, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
    That's freaking amazing! Can I borrow your muse for a while?
    Dec. 31st, 2011 08:41 am (UTC)
    Thanks. The muse is for the taking. :) But I'm not sure she wants to go.
    Dec. 31st, 2011 06:30 pm (UTC)
    I do know how you get when you are determined. I believe you can make anything happen. Thanks for being such an inspiration.
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