I’m writing this post to say my sorta-goodbye. I say sorta, because I’ll still be posting for IWSG, the first Wednesday of the month. So at least the blog won’t have too many tumbleweeds going by.
I’ll be using my break until I return to my regularly blogging schedule to do several things (and not in this order). Here’s what I’ll be up to the next four months and why:
1. Review and revamp my 2017 writing goals
Whether you’re on plan it doesn’t hurt to review your original goals. Sometimes life happens or maybe you’ve changed your mind about a writing project or two. Remember, nothing is set in stone. Continue reading
At the end of 2016, I came up with some 2017 writing goals. So where am I at on these goals? Well, let’s see.
It’s been at least two years or more since I’ve participated in NaPoWriMo, the 30 poems in 30 days challenge. So how did I do so far in 2017? Continue reading
In 2015 I’d created a writing plan for 2016 that went against my nature, the nature of being a slow writer. In some ways it did work.
I started revising my NaNoWriMo 2015 novels Dreaming of You and The Soul Traveler. Had another successful National Poetry Month. And my first blog tour for my poetry chapbook Can You Catch My Flow? Finally took my mythic fantasy work in progress, Harbingers of El Tinor, off of hiatus for NaNoWriMo 2016.
Yet my ultimate goal for 2017 is to finally add the greatest words in the dictionary at the end of my work in progress. “The End.” And with 2016 nearing it’s end, it’s safe to say that segmenting the year in quarters for my WIP doesn’t work of me. As Douglas Adams said, “I love deadlines. I like the whooshing sound they make as they fly by.”
Whew, the year’s passing so fast and considering how the year’s been so far I wonder if all this rush is because the end is near. Smh, look at me going all cardboard sign repent and wages of sin.
Anyways, time is obviously not on my side. And because NaNoWriMo is next month, I’ve decided to reassess my writing goals early. I usually do it in December but figure I’ll be a bit burned out by then. So a head start is a definite must.
They’re a lot of things I wasn’t able to do per my original plans for 2016. But just as many things happened that weren’t a part of said plans. Everything which will also influence my 2017 goals. The biggest of all is that I’m a ssssllllooooowwww writer. Hence, I must plan better in mind of that. Continue reading