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.