So, we’re not quite halfway through 2016 yet, but I’ve come to realize that I haven’t given you guys an “update” on what I’ve been up to lately.
April was so wrapped up in Camp NaNoWriMo news, March was a lazy month where I barely got anything done, and I can’t even remember January and February, so don’t even ask about that.
I’m banking on the next four months to be really productive! Well… I hope the rest of the year is productive.
My Monthly Schedule (for the rest of 2016)
July: write (Camp NaNo)
November: write (NaNo)
December: write (Short Story Sunday)
I try to work out my schedule to collaborate with the NaNo sessions. I also don’t want to be working on the same project two months in a row. Sometimes I get burned out with a project within one month. I couldn’t imagine working on something for two months straight.
So far this schedule has been working well for me.
2016 Writing Goals
1. Prepare George Florence to be query-worthy by the end of the year.
This all depends on how far I get in the novel with my writer’s group. Joining that writer’s group was the best thing I could have done for my novel and I want my group members to be able to read and give me feedback on the entire novel, though I only submit about 20 pages at a time and we only meet once a month.
So I may or may not still be in the editing stage come the beginning of 2017.
2. Finish and edit The Lost Girl for Wattpad.
I have a Wattpad account for a reason. I’m hoping to put last month’s Camp NaNo project on there. Though it still needs quite a bit of work. I’m hoping it will be posted on there in November/December/January. I’m giving myself a little extra time since November and December are busy months.
3. Edit Take Over
This is on the backburner. I wrote this novel a while ago and have edited bits and pieces of it here and there. I do hope to get it published someday, though it’s not my priority at the moment.
If I ever need a break from George Florence or The Lost Girl, I’ll be working on Take Over.
4. Work on short stories
I do plan on entering contests and submitting to magazines. In order to do that, I need to write and edit short stories or poems or something. So that will be done here and there.
So this is where I stand at the moment. I do have a plan even though I sometimes act like I don’t.
If you read my May Goals, you’ll know that I’ll be working on George Florence. It has a lot of editing to get through, but I’ll work on it for the first half of the month, up until the 15 of May. That’s when I submit the next part to my writer’s group and then we don’t meet until the end of the month.
So from the 15 through the rest of the month I’ll work on something else.
It’ll be the same thing with June and so on.
I know I just said that I didn’t want to work on a project two months in a row, but I think taking half a month off in between will be good for now. I have a lot of work to do on George Florence and that novel is my top priority at the moment.
So that’s where I currently stand on my writing projects. I have lots and lots of editing ahead of me.
What are you major goals for your writing? What are you currently working on?