Wow, it’s amazing what a year can do to plans. Way back in December 2009 I created a business plan for writing which included writing and submitting multiple novels to publishers in order to increase the odds of hitting the right editor at the right time. 2010 increased the writing, and also took advantage of new distribution opportunities. The writing of the novels hasn’t changed, but the choices for a newly created novel have.
The 2010 plan was an ambitious one. Each month had listed a project to complete, with a total of 10 projects set out for the year. As of December I’m at 19 projects. Yikes, how did that happen!? It’s a good “yikes” but I still find it amazing.
So, what is the plan for 2012? The Squirrels have hit again, with every potential writing project jumping up and down, waving their hands, and yelling “Me! Me next!” It’s so hard to choose between them!
But, I will. The 2012 writing plan is in progress along with what projects to produce in what order (a flexible order). 11 more days to figure out the January project… hmm… I better get that figured out!
Out of curiosity, are any other writers out there preparing a writing or business plan going into 2012? Let me know in the comments if you are.
Thank you, readers, other writers, and supporters, for an amazing 2011. I hope 2012 will be even better!
Kelsey Hale thinks she’s just a typical mixed-up teenager. Everyone feels that way, her teachers assure her. Yet, strange things happen to her, like food disappearing before she can eat it and hearing music no one else hears.
Then a giant flaming bird drops an alien at her feet. Well, good grief, how can you ignore something like that?
Abducted from Earth, the only planet she’s ever known, Kelsey finds herself thrust into the middle of a deadly conflict among alien worlds and parallel universe. She must not only survive herself, but also find a way to rescue her father from a dangerous group with unknown motives.
In the process, she’s confronted by a hidden secret about herself which will shake the very foundation of who and what she thought she was.
And connecting it all are the mysterious Weavers.
A 97,100 word, 389 page (approximate), science fiction novel.