Hi all dear folks - hope you're still enjoying the holidays in some way shape or form. I'm just back from beautiful downtown Merigomish and the festivities that make Gomish the very special time that it is. If you want more of a report on that go on over to my site Living the Complicated Simple Life .
I'm going to try and make this - yes MAKE this my writing site. Ohfuggedaboudid! It is like all those notions - keeping my notebooks clean, keeping up with my budget or diet or anything. I'm just a scattery sort of person but today, today my friends, I am going to state my writing goals for the New Year. Of course, being a Buddhist - I get another new year around the end of Feb., beginning of March - just checked with Miss. Google, my fabulous research assistant, and she tells me that it is March 5th this year and this is an iron rabbit year and as I was born in the year of the tin bunny - that means this will be my year! I feel it - I really feel it.
OK, enough of all that. Here are my plans - and my numerological birth number is 4 which is also the way the numbers add up in 2011 so I'll have four plans leading to one goal.
1. Finish my revision of True and get it to my first readers (should be done by January 15th)
2. Give a final polish to The Rock Walker and send it to publishers and agents. (February 15th)
3. Give a final polish to True after getting it back from first readers and send it to agents and publishers. (March 15th)
4. Keep both these books in a constant state of circulation while working on Earth Bound. (all year!)
Have a contract with an agent or a publisher by this time next year for one or both books. Period. One goal!
So that is simple, neh? Just keep at it. And I haven't forgotten that I have to keep writing. Oh of course there are lots of little plans inbedded in the four largish ones. They involve critiquing pals, paying or trading someone to do line edits, entering contests (for sure two that I know of). And my life has to go on apace while I'm working away on this BUT I'm going to try really hard to keep to this simple do-able plan and not get side-tracked into saving the world or making a scarf that goes around the planet or dominating the universe in accordion playing. Nope. Just plug away until I get the contract and then really go into high gear.