For the final, last, and ultimate week of the Marketing for Romance Writers yearlong blog hop, the writing prompt is:
New Years Resolutions
I don’t do resolutions. Never have.
But rather than end with such a teensy post, I’ll add that the wife and I have signed up for a three-times-a-week fitness class starting January 3. Staying fit has been an ongoing struggle for the last 30 years, at least, and over the last 14 months I’ve been losing. I don’t expect the class to turn everything around for me, just to get me back in the groove.
In addition, I’ll set some writing goals, which I do every year. Well, not last year; surgery and lack of energy due to a serious illness (sepsis) convinced me to take things as they came. I need to get back in the groove artistically, just as I do physically.
- First writing goal: finish rewrites of Secrets of Love and War by the end of February. The first draft of this science fiction book (with romantic elements) needs a LOT of work. Send it off for editing in March and aim for publication by the beginning of April
- Participate in Camp NaNoWriMo in April, working on a first draft of book 5 in the Alien Contact for Idiots series. This is one of my sci fi romance series, and I don’t want to wait too long before bringing out another one. Aim for publication in early summer.
- Beyond half a year, plans tend to be worthless, but as of now I intend to attempt a top-to-bottom rewrite of Purple Cow, a sci fi book with a fantastic premise but mediocre story.
If all goes as intended — and I know darned well it won’t — I’ll have three new books out by the end of 2018. For me, that’s quite ambitious.
What about you?
I’m not sure if this blog hop will continue, or whether I’ll take part if it does. However, I feel I’ve gotten to know more of you over the course of the year, and hopefully vice versa. If you’d like to keep in touch, please sign up for my mail list. I’ll gladly reciprocate.
What do you hope to achieve in the coming years? Be sure to check out the other <writers taking part in this blog hop have to say.