What do you want to accomplish writing-wise in 2019? Do you have a “stretch” goal if things go really well? Please include all projects, including IF, conventional novels/short stories, non-fiction, whatever you’ll be writing this coming year!
For me, in that order that they likely occur…
Get Talon City indie-published as a conventional novel. I’ve flip-flopped on this project for a year, but it’s full steam ahead now, as it’s the project I’m working on that I can most quickly finish. I moved this up my priority list because: 1) it’s much much easier than writing IF, and 2) I really want to start learning the ins and outs of Amazon and start building a backlist of regular novels. Plus, I adore writing these characters as much as I adore writing the Streakers and the CCH crew. And a legal thriller plays to my strengths. I could potentially be ready to indie-publish this by late spring or early summer 2019.
Finish the entire StarStreakers! project I don’t control all the logistics here, but I really hope I am able to wrap this up by end of Dec 2019. I adore writing these characters, and writing a female first person POV is a challenge that I am really getting into! Plus, talking dolphins, tough philosophical choices, and tons of art are really getting me pumped.
Get CCH3 to 50% point. This would be by the end of 2019. This might seem slow, but I’m trying to avoid getting burned out or short changing the Speckverse by getting into too much of a hurry. I don’t want to rush this. I need time to think about each story progression, and how these choices can start leading to vastly different outcomes. Outlining will be more critical than ever. I’ll rely heavily on Patreon feedback as I dive deeper into this.
I don’t have a stretch goal, because I REALLY want to get all three of these done, and I’ll be unhappy if I don’t. On the other hand, if I get all of this done in a single year, I will need to take whatever “free time” I have next Dec to recharge my batteries. I feel like this is my “make or break” year; I need to push my content creation to the next level.
I hope others chime in!! I’m super curious about what everyone is working on, and how you’re prioritizing different projects!