State of the Snarkology: New Year’s Writing Goals

I don’t do resolutions. Rather I write goals.

Thanks to a nasty head cold & cough, it’s taken me a few days to get to this post. I’ve sat on it too, wondering if I’m making the best decisions for my career. Second-guessing myself isn’t core to my nature but self-reflection is a valuable activity at times. Part of my introspection is due to some reader complaints I’ve seen lately on novellas. There are some good reasons for writing longer books, but there are also good reasons for shorter ones.

Looking over my list, item #1 is already complete and undergoing editing. Valkyrie’s Vengeance is the new freebie story to head up my Loki’s Wolves series. So while it’s a standalone story, there are reasons for limiting the length.

Items #2 and #3 concern erotica genre stories and are really well suited to a novella format for their telling.

Item #4 should probably read “figure out what the heck to do with this story finally and then do it”. I’ve held back on HoHH. It has a lot of potential to be more than just a standalone and it’s too long to be a novella.

Item #5 brings me back to Loki’s Wolves, my favorite project of all my writing pursuits. And #6 is thrown in as a bit of wish fulfillment.


2015 New Years Writing Goals:

1. Edit and publish Valkyrie’s Vengeance, the expended book #0 in Loki’s Wolves.

2. Finish, edit, and publish Mated Hearts, book #2 in my Mating Games series.

3. Finished, edit, and publish Viking Love Slave as a three part series.

4. Finish Hell on High Heels. Edit. Maybe publish.

5. Complete a first draft of Trickster.

6. Wish more than resolution… I’d love to see another novella made into an audiobook.

3 thoughts on “State of the Snarkology: New Year’s Writing Goals

  1. Great goals Melissa! Interesting about novellas. I have found people want longer but not so much with erotic.

  2. Farah Evers

    Sorry you’re not feeling too well. That’s quite a list there, Snark. I’m sure you’re capable of crossing out everything on it. 😉

  3. Laura Berlin

    I like that, no resolutions, but lists instead. I like that a lot. I’ve resorted to doing both, but I’ll go to lists only next year. Thanks!
    Hope you feel better soon. Bummer of a way to start the new year.

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