This is it.
A new year. A new decade. Same old, writing self.
When I was going through all the possible projects for 2020, I came to the conclusion that I don’t want to start anything new.
I have 7 projects in various draft stages and I have ideas for 5 more books. More will probably come because I know myself.
But I can’t just keep turning in draft 0 after draft 0. I won’t get anywhere that way. So I decided to start the decade by committing myself to editing.
In 2020, I want to focus on editing 3 different projects I have.
I want to finish editing the novel I’ve been working on in Q4 of 2019, to get it to a stage where I can send it off to beta. Though I’m not sure if it’s going to be ready for it by end of Q1 (which is my self-imposed deadline).
I want to substantially edit the Blood Magic project that I queried to agents in 2018 and see if I can improve it and figure out what wasn’t working. Because it’s clear something wasn’t working.
And finally, I want to take a look at a draft on my zombie werewolves novella I did years ago to get it in shape. I’m not sure if I want to split it into short stories or beef it up into a novel. But it’s been gathering digital dust for years and I want to do something with it. If it’s only to share it with my newsletter subscribers, who have been super chill with me and my lack of communication skills.
While I tried to be realistic in what I can accomplish in a year, editing does not come easy to me. It’s a struggle and I know I will have to push myself a lot this year. But I’m motivated and excited to see how much I improved over the years. And I know I have.
Wish me luck! 🙂
And let me know here (or on Twitter) what’s your goal for 2020?