At the beginning of the year, I decided to sit down and write what I wanted to do for the year with my writing. I broke it up in quarters. I’ve compiled a rather chaotic document that has the goals and what I accomplished, month by month. I didn’t know it at the time that the mere act of writing it all down and keeping track would inspire me to EXCEED my goals. I’ve done more writing this year than I have in awhile. A long while. Perhaps ever.
Last year I began thinking more and more about my writing career. A Circle of Temporaries is an experiment and one I learned a lot from (I’m going to write about that once it’s all available for consumption, which is REALLY soon!). I’ve learned about what I’m good at and what I struggle with and I know I’ve grown immensely over the past year. I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about what I want from my writing career and how to best approach it. I have a rough idea of a plan and how to approach it. For example, at the beginning of the year I was sure I was going to revisit a dystopian sci-fi novella that I have in 2nd draft and finish it then look into shopping that around. But then I thought about how I want to launch myself. Do I want to start with that?
The answer is no.
The plan is, without going into too much detail, to release my debut novel next year. Independently. Because it’s mine, I wrote it (am writing it, still) and I want to decide the cover and all the other aspects. In this day, it’s incredibly easy so why not? Creative freedom is priceless.
Before the novel fully shows itself, I hope to have a few other things published. Maybe not in ways I have previously published…
Thanks for reading, I hope you’ve been enjoying A Circle of Temporaries. If you’ve yet to dive in, now’s the time: the final pieces are so close! Check it out here.