So here we are back in the fold having strayed over to investigate life for a few weeks:) Nice to be back. I hope everyone is feeling ready to go I know I am. Full of way out of control plans like conquer the world, swim the Amazon and. . . . no lets get back to sense:)
I lost time in 2012 so need to make up on WIP –it’s head down and fingers scorching the keyboard. I have over the holidays been working on producing a book of my blogs to add to our family history info, not for public consumption:) and I have with my Living History Group written a chronological account of my childhood which needs knocking into shape also for private consumption.
2012 I am tucking away on the box marked memoirs, putting on top shelf and let it collect cobwebs. This year is a beautiful empty box, myriad colours and bows just ready to be filled with the following. These are goals for a year not just for a round! I learnt the hard way last year not to make rounds too rigid – I have to keep stress levels down this year.
GOALS FOR 2013
Finish writing The Ancestors Tale (4th in Sefuty series)
The Blue Moon (from nano 2011)
Finish Purple Turtles (short story collection)
Write some more of Menko (nano2012) hopefully finish
Edit The Ancestor’s Tale
Edit Purple Turtles
Maybe edit Blue Moon
Edit memoires and childhood accounts
Publish The Ancestor’s Tale
Publish Purple Turtles
Begin to tour the previous three in the Sefuty Chronicles, throughout the year, before The Ancestor’s Tale comes out.
Find reviewers for the 1st three Sefuty Chronicles for some up to date reviews before The Ancestor’s Tale comes out.
I intend to take part in in
There may be more come up later
Smaller bits include making a trailer for Jack’s Tale in time to flash all the Sefuty Chronicles during the year:)
I have signed up for ten workshops with savvyauthors spread over the year which I hope will improve my writing.
Network as much as possible without detracting from writing!
Keep my blogs up to date I have signed a few authors and book spots up for my Red Carpet for Jan and Feb – am concentrating on three Wednesdays a month to have it available for authors wanting to tour/guest post/ interview/book spotlight etc so please if anyone needs a platform let us know. I belong to 5 tribes now so the potential reach is larger than my blog.
My reading challenges this year includes indie, self pub or small press, e-book, dystopia and fantasy amongst other and I hope to support fellow authors more this year so if you want to try me let us know. I am not a reviewer as such but I do write them if I enjoy a book, on Alberta reads, which is linked to Goodreads.
Am working out a routine which hopefully will, with the help of Dragon, mean I do not have to write every day – I am not good at pacing but have to consider it now, if I am not to be ill again – so will be churning out word counts 2/3 wks of each month then the other 1-2 weeks living in the real world:) I do have other interests and I need to indulge in them more.
It sounds a great deal, however, the WIPs are almost finished, only 1 trailer and the networking schedule I have works pretty well without consuming too much time. The Story a Day challenge goes towards Purple Turtle and the NaNoEdMo helps the goals – so I’m fairly confident, if health holds out, I can do it. After all, we retired old biddies must be kept from mischief:)
Happy 2013 to everyone- I am a sponsor this round so hope to get around a bit more.