My goals for the year coming:
Before the end of January
Finish novel crit for Writer X
Before the end of MARCH
Finish RUBY KEY
Write 50 pages and synopsis for Editor A
Write three chapters and synopsis for for editor B
(These are all solid, must-do goals)
Before the end of the year
Finish the re-revision of HAWKSPAR, probably but not necessarily before the end of April (waiting on revision letter from editor)
Write the second MOON AND SUN novel (about 60,000 words)
Write the Create A World Clinic (est. 40-50K)
(Speculative at this point—Read as Chinese menu)
Sell and write REDBIRD (third stand-alone Korre novel) with Tor and Anna (est. 130K), plus one other item from one of the other menus
Sell and write another paranormal for Penguin and Claire (est. 90K), plus an item or two from other options on the menu.
Sell and write Refugee for Editor A (est. 150-200K)
Sell and write two or possibly three pseudonymous novels for Editor B (est. 120K to 200K combined)
Sell and write Create A Plot Clinic and Storyshowing Clinic and possibly Finish the Book Clinic (est 150K combined)
Write “C” or “Project Blue” or one or two other novels I have as on-spec novels
Some complicated combination of two or more of these options.
Remembering all the while that ‘the best-laid plans o’ mice an’ men gang aft agley.’
You made any plans for the new year?