-Finish the Midnight Mirage book trailer
-Revised and submitted two short stories (Snow Day and Serving Madame, my first ever F/F story). Still waiting to hear on both those works if they’ve found a home.
-Started and finished my edits for Heart’s Ultimatum, moving it that one step closer to release.
-Completed character charts for two stories, Foolish Desire and my so far untitled superhero novella.
-I wrote 5k words on Foolish Desire and another 500 on the superhero novella
-I set up ten blog spots for Heart’s release.
-I met my goal of reading 51 books this year (I know it doesn’t sound like a lot, but finding time to read between real life commitments and writing ones is pretty hard).
I originally had hopes of revising one more short story and submitting it, and create another book trailer (either heart’s or naughty list) but all and all I think the progress I’ve made is great, and hopefully it will lead to some more contracts, sales and fans coming my way.
As far as my full time writer’s vacation, that didn’t go as well as planned. I did pretty well in the beginning getting in my time (though I did have to do some adapting to get the pacing and energy of the day right). But after Christmas there were so many family obligations it was hard to get the time in. I did the best I could, but I don’t think I got 8 hours every day. I plan to do another writer’s vacation some other time in the year when there isn’t as much going on, we’ll see if I can improve this program more by then.
My attempt at being a full time writer for a week definitely taught me it’s a lot harder writing for a job then I thought it was. But still worthwhile and, for me, much more fulfilling then my current day job. I have huge respect for anyone that writes fulltime, and that respect has only grown over the last few weeks.
Now that January is upon us, and the year slows down some (at least here in the Northeast, since we tend to hibernate during this time of year). I’m sure my writing will slow some too. I want to use January the best I can to get other projects moving, seeing as how February will be consumed with promotion for Heart’s Ultimatum. I’d love to finish Foolish Desire or the superhero novella, but only time will tell if that’s possible. Until then I’m just going to keep pushing forward.