Wednesday, December 30, 2009

2009 reflection, 2010 planning

Such a transformative year! One year ago last Friday, I began this blog to keep myself honest. It was a second step in me becoming a more serious writer (I count NaNoWriMo 2008 as the first step). I am hopeful that the next twelve months will be even more so.

Here's a recap of my writing year, 2009:

2009 new words

+50 K Something
=68 K new novel words
+15K Short stories
+150+ pages of scripts (at 100 wds/page or less)
about 100K = total new words in 2009

To qualify this paltry number, I do want to point out that the fire wasn't really lit under my ass until September, thanks to Kris and Dean. Still, I don't remember the last time I had a 100,000 word year...probably not since graduate school, and almost none of those words were fiction.

In the mail:
4 short story queries (with 4-5 needing to be re-submitted)
6 Novel queries for LSCTS.

Here are my 2010 goals:
  1. 20 novel pages or one short story a week (about 5K)
  2. Stories and finished novels in the mail same week finished.
  3. Script Frenzy in April (with class?)
  4. NaNoWriMo in November (with class!)
  5. 48-hour Film Project in August
  6. One blog post a week. I need to at least post my wordcount, but I am considering posting excerpts, etc., too. Of course, once something sells, it will be all over this baby. :)
That's all for now! Wish me luck. I wish all of you, happy readers, a fully creative new year!

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