Here it is the first day of the new quarter and I thought I do an update of my goals for 2012.
1.) Publish the first book in my urban scifi/fantasy Blue Manuever
2.) Finish the Valentine’s Day sequel to Some Enchanted Autumn and the Christmas Village by the Ides of March and submit it Zumaya Publications for publication in 2013
Done! This was submitted March 22nd. Now all I have left is to schedule the edit sessions for October.
3.) Finish writing the sequel to Redaction and try not to actually kill real, live human beings while plunging to the horrible depths I now that story is going to take me. Oh, and, keep the book under 200K works while finishing it before September.
Okay, I just started this–look for an update on Wednesday.
4.) Complete the publishing process for my scifi novels with romantic elements–the Syn-En Solution and the Syn-En: Culture Clash before April.
This is off to an editor. I should have the first book back this month. Now I just have to work on cover and back blurb.
5.) Finish scrapbooking the year 2010 (don’t judge me)
I finished Christmas, Halloween and Thanksgiving. Hmm so that leaves the rest of the months.
6.) Finish those quilts I started in 2010 (I said don’t judge me)
I did finish piecing the quilt tops for my son and daughter. I started hand quilting my daughter’s queen sized quilt and am about 15% done. Slow going as I’ve forgotten how to rock the needle and then there’s the fact that I now have to have a light with a magnifying glass to see the stupid thing. And bonus, I’ve added 3 baby quilts to the list as a niece and 2 nephews are expecting.
7.) Write the second book in the Urban fantasy/scifi Blue series.
Yeah, this isn’t going to happen. Instead I’m going to focus on writing the next 3 Redaction books.
8.) Schedule a blog tour to support my new Urban scifi/fantasy series
Done and finished. Looking at doing two more. One for the SciFi Romance series when I finish and the second to promo the last Victorian ghost story to be published this summer by Zumaya Publications.
9) Make the retro dresses my daughters want me to sew for them.
Daughter is now deciding what she wants or doesn’t want–ie Mom no longer has to sew the clothes. Probably will be a summer project anyway and I’m eager to do it since I just got my sewing machine repaired.
10) Help the with end of the world-not! anthology my publisher wants to put out next year as well as write a short story for it.
Volunteered but so far, this doesn’t sound like it’s a go. Might write the short story anyway and bundle it with some of my other short stories.
11) Begin work on the New Years themed sequel to the Christmas, Halloween and Valentine’s Day book (potentially writing a short story tie in)
Not due to Zumaya until Thankgiving of 2013 so I won’t be writing it this year but next. See note about Redaction books.
12.) Start my new organic garden
Ha! Got this one done. It will be a blog post on Friday.
Now, if this had been a true resolution list, I would have already busted it. How depressing. Instead, I’ve just reprioritized things as the publication schedule has changed.
Oh, I will be writing a novella for Zumaya to be published I don’t know when, but I’ll turn it in around the holidays. I’ve thought of 3 great new apocalyptic books to write and I will write the Atlantis one I’ve been kicking around for over a decade (next year) plus a sequel to the SciFi books and the urban SciFi for next year. Plus I decided to try a few historic, ghost-story, romance novellas for next year. Hmm, maybe I should stop planning for next year.
Right now, I’m editing on line with my editor for the paranormal romance novel due out this summer (when google docs works). Until July when I’ll have another update.