Work on my creative projects this next round will involve a little bit of everything: drafting, receiving feedback, revision, editing, submitting, and publishing. Below I've broken down my project plans by month.
- Line & copy editing of pseudonym's WIP1
- Set up WIP1 blog tour for June
- Draft WIP1 book description
- 1st drafts of dream prose poems while WIP1 is with editors
- Self-publish WIP1
- Put together WIP1 media packet
- 1st drafts of 4 short stories
- (If time: work on dream poems)
- Promote WIP1
- Revise 4 short stories
- Revise & submit 2 dream poems per week
I want to continue posting at least twice a week on this blog - ideally thrice - which includes running my next guest post series about the characteristics of good writing. My editing colleague Rebecca Heyman has agreed to contribute the first post, and I expect that to go up in the next week or two. Woot!
I didn't do much with my pseudonym's blog last round, choosing instead to focus on a rebranding process for her. Now that that work is nearly done, I expect to pick back up with her blog. My goal is to post on her site at least once a month.
This week's tasks: Post on Wednesday & Friday on this blog; create list of potential blog topics for pseudonym's blog; contact 1 person about participating in characteristics of good writing series.
Reading for fun
Last round I set a goal to read a book a week, which I exceeded, although I didn't end up reading the books I thought I would. That's okay, though; the point is to read each week for fun. I'm repeating that goal this round.
This week I'll finish Golden Fool by Robin Hobb, and I imagine at some point in the near-ish future I'll read the last book in Hobb's Tawny Man trilogy, Fool's Fate. My local independent bookstore finally got a couple of Walter Moers books in, and I bought both: The Alchemaster's Apprentice and The 13 1/2 Live of Captain Bluebear. Will definitely be reading those this round as well.
This week's task: Finish reading Golden Fool by Robin Hobb.
- Comment on 2-3 fellow ROWers' posts per week
- Find 2-3 more writing/publishing-related blogs to follow
- Interact with other writers on Twitter on a weekly basis
What are your goals for your writing life over the next three months?