Tuesday, February 4, 2014

New Year, Slow Projects

It’s just as well I didn’t set any New Year’s goals this year.

I had lots of plans—starting a short story to post here in installments, finishing the rough draft of my NaNoWriMo novel by the end of February, just posting something once a week. I knew that finishing a rough draft for a novel was going to be a big project on its own, but I thought I could make it. After all, I had 50K words to start with from November.

And, I’m going to make it—just not quite as soon as I expected.

At this point, my writing is still staggering on at a very slow pace. I’m over 20K words into the novel revisions. That’s somewhere between a quarter and a third of the way into the plot. Once I finish this version, it will probably be time to start over on a new set of revisions, thanks to the feedback I’m getting from my critique group.

In the meantime, I do hope to keep posting on a semi-regular schedule. For starters, this Thursday, I’ll be posting my review of Amber Stoke’s Forget Me Not as part of her book-release tour. I also just got—today—Donita K. Paul’s One Realm Beyond to read for another blog tour later in the month. It’s been a while since I read Paul’s DragonKeeper series, so I’m looking forward to this new story. Then, sometime next month, I’ll be reviewing Patrick Carr’s A Draw of Kings, final book in his A Hero’s Lot series.

That doesn’t even count my non-writing projects…

All that to say that I’ve been keeping fairly busy, even though some days I feel like I’m moving about as fast as a catfish on a celery stick.

How about you—how are your goals going? 

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