As I sit down to write this, I’m suddenly struck that a 2014 Review and a bit of an Update are probably in order just as much as a plan for this year. Okay, I’ll do both of those later this week. But, in the interest of staying on task, let me sketch a plan for this year.
- Publish Mercury & Murder (BC 2). I’ve got 5 out of 6 edits left on the current draft and a close reading to follow. If I use my time well, the book should be ready to upload by the end of the month. If I’m realistic about the actual constraints of the space-time continuum and my lack of superpowers, mid-February is probably a better bet.
- Blog once a week. No real reason I can’t sit down once a week and whip out a few hundred words to keep everyone updated. It’s a good healthy goal to get me back into my groove and keep me there. In fact, this post is really the start of it.
- Publish BC3 (tentatively, playfully titled Chocolate & Wet Suits). Okay, that really is a stretch goal since I managed not to get BC2 out last year. But, I’m 25,000 words in, the major part of my house project is behind me, and I think it’s just (barely) do-able once I get my groove back.
So, with a little bit of luck, and a lot of discipline, what you can expect from me this year is two books and 52 blog posts. There will probably be more along the way, but I think that’s a good set of goals for the year – I’ll be quite happy if I can hit that.