2009 was a fairly productive year, writing-wise. I finished Bellica, started and finished Snowbound, and started The Jade Star of Athering. I also wrote a few poems, published a book of poetry, and reached a total of 156,732 for my yearly word count. I didn’t make my goal of 200,000, but I’m not too concerned about the 43,268 difference. It was a difficult year and I think I far surpassed my own expectations; the fact that I didn’t make it doesn’t discredit my valiant attempt. (Also, 70,000+ words in July is nothing to sneeze at.)
I have the same goal for 2010, as far as word count goes, and I intend to make it this year (mainly by being more on top of the word counts early on in the year). I also wish to make more blog posts here, on top of my story goals (listed below for convenience).
- Finish editing Parts 2 and 3 of Bellica and upload to site.
- Finish The Jade Star of Athering.
- Finish The Man of Bronze.
- Finish Islands of Fire and Water.
- Start that new story idea in November.
- Publish Bellica in hardcopy.
- Write Snowbound sequel (?).
The last one has a question mark because Dear Gods I am busy this year, and seriously wish to be less insane.
I’d also like to branch socially as a writer more, but I’m such a damn recluse and so intolerant of most people in all groups that I move in that I’m scared this may backfire on me terribly. Or I’ll meet another writer as snarky and reclusive as I am, and we shall become great friends and dominate the world of something. Trufax.
I also want to crochet more, and improve my knitting, but that has nothing to do with writing. Too many projects. Too much creativity. I’m having a small meltdown, I think.
So. Off to bed, and tomorrow is a fresh day that I shall sleep through. As is my wont.