Saturday, January 2, 2010

Starting the New Year Right

The need to be more productive in 2010 is a given. Here's what's on tap for this year:

(1)  Awaiting acceptance or rejection for The Showboat Affair
(2)  Sent off "A Good Long Run" as a 'free read' for TWRP--awaiting acceptance or rejection
(3)  New article on "haunted theatres" for submission to History Magazine
(4)  Finish rewrite/revision of The Face on Miss Fanny's Wall to submit yet again (!)
(5)  Begin writing novel for submission to TWRP new "jewels of the night" series--must be in by 3/31 for
       inclusion in competition as 'lead-off' book
(6)  Find paying markets--goal is one submission/month
(7)  Work on yet another revision of 2008 NaNo novel Dancing with Velvet prior to submission somewhere
(8)  Work on self-publication of The Kate Chronicles (4 volumes)
(9)  Finish and publish website for #8
(10)Put marketing plan together for Where Is Papa's Shining Star? and Finding Papa's Shining Star for
       June 18, June 25 releases
(11) Eagerly awaiting February and results of WOW-Women-on-Writing Flash Fiction Contest--notified that
       I'd made it through the first cut
(12) Revise and rewrite 2009 NaNo novel Keeping Promises for possible submission

And last, but not least--actually the most important items on the entire list:

(13) Rejoice in the new friendships (and old ones) that have come with this new writing world
(14) Be a better reader/editor/crit partner for fellow writers when asked
(15) Learn to say, "I write" with the same spirit that I used to say "I teach school"--remembering that I am but 
       one tiny grain of sand on a wide, wide literary beach
(16) And, when I come to the end of 2010, look back on accomplishments and failures with the same
       philosophy: Nothing ventured, nothing gained.

2 comments:

K9friend said...

We've all identified our goals. Here's hoping the enthusiasm for reaching those goals remains strong throughout the entire year!

nlindabrit said...

Your list of goals is impressive! I wish you well with all of them.