I don’t typically enjoy doing linkups, but this one looked like fun. If you want to do this too, just click on the button above and follow the instructions! It’s fun!
(I don’t know why is says number 1 in front of each of these questions. It won’t let me change that. :( )
I spent several months editing Never Alone book 1 and came up with many ways to make the story 10 times better. (It will be going through a complete re-write later this year.)
I participated in NaNoWriMo for the very first time, and won! *squeals!*
I started 2 new novels.
My top priority this year is getting Clara’s Story published. After that, I need to finish writing and prepare the Secret Story for publishing (it will be published in 2017). That way, I can devote at least 18 solid months to Never Alone 1 to get it finished and ready to publish in late 2017 or early 2018.
My editing strategies. They really stink and it takes me twice as long as it should.
Writing in Deep Point of View.
Writing is First Person.
Shortening my word counts (this may or may not happen). ;)
Finding time to write amidst school.
I’m planning on doing NaNo in April. We shall see about July…that will be my first semester in college so I might not do it.
Beta-reader wise, I am so-so. I want to expand that over the year.
I need to read The Elements of Style by William Strunk Jr. and E.B. White, and I will re-read Rivet Your Readers with Deep Point of View by Jill Elizabeth Nelson.
As bizarre as this sounds, I need to get to know the main character of my trilogy, Callie Nickly, better. Yes, I’ve been working with her for the past four years, but so much of her personality is mysterious and confusing to me. I will achieve this by re-writing the first book and re-structuring the second.
Edit. I’m planning on indie publishing.
More appropriate contemporary fiction about real-life people with real-life problems. As much as I love reading and writing historical fiction, the ever-growing need for Godly contemporary is pressing me.
I hope to have Clara’s Story published, Secret Story ready for publication, and begin the re-write of Never Alone book 1. That should be enough to keep me busy for awhile. :)
What are your writerly goals for 2016? I want to hear them! :)