Wednesday, January 8, 2014

IWSG and Indie Life: 2014 Goals / I've Been Interviewed

 
Even though it's the second Wednesday of the month, it's time for another Insecure Writer's Support Group meeting. IWSG was created by the awesome ninja captain Alex J. Cavanaugh, and you can find out the other members of the group here.
Happy New Year!

I still can't believe how fast 2013 left us, but here's to a new year and many new goals!

What I want to write this year:
  • Write Reigned, a prequel novel to The Fate Challenges trilogy (YA Epic Fantasy).
  • Write Reforged, Book Two of The Fate Challenges (YA Epic Fantasy).
  • Write part of Redestined, Book Three of The Fate Challenges (YA Epic Fantasy).
  • Write Loveless, Book One of Less Than Princess Perfect (NA Epic Fantasy).
What I want to publish this year:
  • Neighbors of Foxwick, short story collection #3 in The Foxwick Chronicles (February 2014)
  • Reborn, Book One of The Fate Challenges (May 23, 2014)
  • People of Foxwick and Their Neighbors, the complete short story collection of The Foxwick Chronicles (Fall 2014)
What are your 2014 goals? Does a new year bring new insecurities?

I also have my totals for 2013. I wrote 185,912 words and edited 2767 pages.

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The lovely and talented Emilyann Girdner has interviewed on her blog today! Read what I think about having my writing critiqued as well as what I think is the funniest thing ever imagined.





Be sure to stop by tomorrow (Thursday). Alana Garrigues has a special post about Story Sprouts and inviting the whimsical into your story.

34 comments:

Brandon Ax said...

Those are great goals and nice word count. Good luck with it.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Starting off the year with goals is awesome. And I'm in awe of all those projects.

Emma Adams said...

Awesome goals! I'm hoping to write 3 books this year, but I'm not decided on which yet (depends on my schedule/editing other books). Good luck!

Rachna Chhabria said...

Like Alex I too am in awe of all your writing projects. Your writing goals motivate me to make my own goals.

Natalie Aguirre said...

Yeah, I'm in total awe too. My goal is to just write regularly this year.

Carrie-Anne said...

Good luck with your goals for this year! I wrote at least 500,000 words last year, though to me, that's more like a typical other writer's 100,000 or so. I'm the same person who wrote 397K in three months, 406K in five months, and didn't think that were a big deal or difficult, so my perspective is going to be rather different!

Stephen Tremp said...

I have two stand alone novellas outlines that I want to finish. Then its back to another full length Chase Manhattan adventure.

Stephen Tremp said...

Oh, and good luck to you and your upcoming releases!

Pat Hatt said...

You sure have a ton of goals ahead, hopefully by the end of the year all are done and put to bed

Laura said...

Good luck with your goals for this year!

Julie Flanders said...

Wow you wrote a lot in 2013! Here's to a super successful 2014 for you. :)

Laura Pauling said...

What a way to combine both!! :) Those are terrific goals! I'm usually writing while publishing last year's writing too! Good luck!

Lan said...

That's a really impressive list of things to publish this year! I hope you achieve your goals :)

Patricia Lynne said...

Good luck with your goals. I have no doubt you will rock all of them. =)

M Pax said...

And people have been calling me a writing machine. You win! :D I believe you know my goals and the reality is setting in that I may not leave the house until the observatory opens end of may. That could be true.

Lexa Cain said...

You should be so proud of yourself for not only what you accomplished this year, but your ambitious (and do-able) goals for 2014. You will rock it out!!

cleemckenzie said...

Great goals. Here's to achieving them and enjoying the time you spend doing it. Happy 2014.

Kimberly said...

You amaze me with your goals! I look forward to following along and cheering you on. :)

Christine Rains said...

Those are fantastic goals! You can do it. I want to revise and query my two novels this year. I wish I could say publish, but we'll have to see how the querying goes first!

Cathy Keaton said...

Happy New Year! I hope you accomplish your goals for this year. 4 books is a lot of writing in one year.

Heather Musk said...

I'm envious of your 2013 total word count, well done.

Good luck with 2014!

sjp said...

Excellent goals as always :) good luck!

E.J. Wesley said...

I like how you break up your writing and publishing goals! Happy New Year, Cherie! :)

Samantha May said...

Holy cow that's a lot of words written! I'm excited to see all of the Foxwick stories come together. Good luck with the new year!

Michael Di Gesu said...

All the best with attaining your goals this year, Cherie!

You certainly had a very successful and busy writing year in 2013!

Emilyann Girdner said...

Cherie, you amaze me with your goals, and accomplishing them. It's always inspiration to see what you're up to. And thank you so much for sharing your experience and perspective over at Anything Imagined. I think we can all relate to stress of getting feedback on work. And the Tribbles are awesome ;)

Heather Holden said...

Happy New Year, Cherie! I can't believe 2013 is already gone, either. Your word count and editing total for the year are both so, so impressive. Good luck writing/editing just as much in 2014, if not more so!

Rebecca Bradley said...

That's a busy year ahead. Wishing you all the best with it!

readfaced said...

You have a very busy 2014 ahead of you.

My goals are few. I want to revise a couple of rough drafts and begin querying.

Good luck tackling everything!

Leanne ( http://readfaced.wordpress.com/ )

DMS said...

Wow! Awesome goals and very organized. Wishing you the best of luck with your goals! I know you can do it. :)
~Jess

Medeia Sharif said...

These are all fantastic. I'm sure you'll do well on your goals.

I want to effectively market two of my books that are being released this year and I hope to finish two drafts.

Tyrean Martinson said...

Love your goals! You are amazing!!! And I'm excited about more Foxwick!

Aubrie said...

Wow, you get a lot of comments on your blog! these are great goals for the new year. You should definitely write a NA story. Those are hot right now and you'd be good at it!

Rachel Morgan said...

I was about to say, "WOW, that's a lot of words you wrote last year!" And then I added up what I must have written and I think it's a similar number! Well done to you, and those are great goals for the year :-)